Ines Nastali

Crossrail – dig it out

Crossrail’s boring machines excavated 42km of tunnels for the new train line that will run through the south east of England in 2019, but what happens to the excavated material? Ines Nastali investigates.

Stop the pirates

Materials World magazine
Researchers are working on fluorescent 3D polymers that, when embedded into bank notes and product tags, help tackle forging and counterfeiting. Ines Nastali reports.

Blowing in the wind

Materials World magazine
The electricity market reform is supposed to prepare the UK for future power demand, but how will it be delivered? Ines Nastali reports on ideas to secure sustainable capacity.

EU delays recycling process, trade association claims

Materials World magazine
Although scientific opinions confirm that recycled plastic is safe to use for food packaging, the EU delays publication of an official framework, trade association European Plastics Converters claims.

The plane in the living room

Materials World magazine
Two brothers from Bath created a business in 2012 that turns plane scrap into custom-made furniture

Packaging unwrapped

Materials World magazine
Packaging could reduce food waste, and even add nutrients to the soil, if it doesn’t consist of harmful plastic waste. Ines Nastali reports.

Pretty in brick

Brick served as a connector between past and future of Leeds’ Victoria Gate Arcade refurbishment, as Ines Nastali reports.

60 seconds on... integrated panels

Materials World magazine
Silicon-sapphire nanopatterns have been developed for photovoltaic modules that scatter green light towards the onlooker, and thus better integrate the panels into their built environment.

Filthy snack

Materials World magazine
Lollies made from waste are not the latest craze among ice cream makers, but a cruel reminder of the increasing amounts of waste in global waters.


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