The screw cap bottle top has been a packaging staple for decades, but the need for functionality and sustainability has prompted a flurry of innovative designs and material choices. Ceri Jones looks the development of modern closures.
The Christmas tree has become a symbol of holiday festivities, but concerns over the impact they have on the environment are growing. Shardell Joseph looks into the history of the tree, and compares the lifecycles of modern materials.
Invention of the food can changed the way we lived and ate forever, and preservation helped provide greater food security and underpinned industrial, exploration and military advances. Ceri Jones plots the evolution and future of the can.