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Duty of care - Lessons from Grenfell

A new standard came from the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London, UK. Julian French - of Sandberg LLP sits on the BSI Committee - lays out BS 99001.

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A new take on the medical technology sector

The medical technology sector’s sustainability credentials are being challenged.

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Reaching out to STEM ambassadors

STEM ambassadors share their experiences of outreach work.

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Packaging’s role in limiting corrosion of metal products

Why correct packaging and production systems for metal components should be a high priority for manufacturers.

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Keeping your timber - the potential of UK wood

Creating a sustainable future for UK timber.

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Football at the grassroots

The UK’s celebrated Wembley Stadium has begun recycling plastic from its old pitches in what it bills as a first for football.

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Lean or adaptable? A balancing act in construction

Weighing up design for adaptability against lean design in construction.

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Game changer - graphene shapes the fabric of sport

Tracking through the latest developments of graphene use in sport.

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The fight for graphite - increasing demand on resources

The increasing demand for electric vehicles is putting pressure on the world’s graphite resources.

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Fungal materials make leather

Dr Michael Ford MIMMM at Haseltine Lake Kempner explores a patent for an artificial leather material made from mushrooms.

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A shoe in? Can the global trainers industry be more sustainable?

Researchers from Queen Mary University and the University of the Arts London, UK, put trainers through their paces.

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Cleaning up healthcare - a circular economy for medical devices

How can materials support a circular economy in medical devices?

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Padding up - a circular approach to cricket gear

A Circular Cricket Gear Project from the University for the Creative Arts and the University of Cambridge, UK, drives home the need for sustainable cricket gear.

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Rethinking the PET bottles to textiles loop

Is diverting used PET bottles to textiles the sustainability utopia it’s made out to be?

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Transparent flame retardant from bamboo

A transparent material derived from bamboo that is reportedly flame-retardant, smoke-suppressing and superhydrophobic has been developed in China.

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Laser surface texturing a tumble dryer to reduce energy consumption

Innovative manufacturing technologies are being explored to improve performance and create more environmentally sustainable products.

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Inside e-commerce packaging

E-commerce reached new heights during the COVID-19 pandemic and sees no signs of diminishing. Yet, how products are packaged for delivery is constantly changing.

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Creating a spark - the impact of STEM outreach

Young people’s career goals and aspirations can be hugely impacted by STEM outreach. What is involved in curating and delivering engaging experiences?

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Wind-assisted vessel to transport copper concentrates

BHP, Pan Pacific Copper (PPC) and Norsepower have completed retrofit installation of wind propulsion technology onboard a combination carrier.

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Climate advisors warn UK 'off track' for net-zero

The Climate Change Committee reports that only a third of the emissions reductions required by 2030 are currently covered by credible plans.