The first synthetic polymer was invented in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt, who was inspired by a New York firm’s offer of $10,000 for anyone who could provide a substitute for ivory.
Between 1990 and 2015 alone, an estimated 100 million metric tons of mostly plastic waste entered the oceans.
Forever Chemicals, or PFAS are a group of over 4,700 industrial chemicals, widely, and often unnecessarily, used in a variety of everyday products.
Thousands of tons of waste is being generated every day by PPE in household, care home and hospital settings.
Technology including the use of robots is aiding researchers in understanding daily habits of the endangered Mediterranean sperm whale.
“As long as we have cheap fracked gas then we will have virgin plastic production” Andy Georgi
Over 90% of businesses in Scotland comply with environmental regulations according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
Having trialled the bamboo toothbrush and the toothpaste tablets here are the completely personal results.
Wednesday evening saw a lecture on transition engineering by Professor Susan Krumdieck of Canterbury University New Zealand.
We will be trialling a bamboo brush and toothpaste tablets (which include fluoride).