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The Real Issues

‘Energy isn’t the issue – there is enough energy reaching us from the sun and we’ll work out how to harness it. The real issue is materials – there aren’t that many meteorites, so we only have what exists in the earth.’ - Professor James Clark, Director of The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence.   Fear can either lead us forward or drive us back. Change rarely comes without stumbles and hiccups, and such a thought can be a pretty daunting one. However, the opportunity that the circular economy presents is one that may very well be the planet’s saviour. Or if you’re a glass half full person, at the very least, an opportunity for the planet to answer a particularly challenging equation.   But firstly, what is the circular economy? [...]

December 21st, 2017|Blog|

It doesn’t have to go to waste.

Source: pexels.com (CC) Waste. Like death and taxes, waste is currently an inevitability of life that we all should consider. Whether it is the plastic bags we shop with, the leftover casserole that no-one seems to want to eat, our morning takeaway coffee cup, the can of soft drink taken to the beach, the old washing machine destined for landfill or the full bins on Tuesday night, it all ends up somewhere. Unfortunately somewhere is not over the rainbow, it’s in the earth’s backyard. The world generates in excess of 1.3 billion tons of waste per year, with the expectation that it will soar to four billion tons by 2100. Significantly, the plastic that has been produced since the 1950s has weighed the equivalent of one billion [...]

October 22nd, 2017|Blog|
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