Bioplastics and circularity: Why can’t we be friends?

June 28, 2019 by  
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Flexible plastics enable the modern world and food access — but they shouldn’t contaminate or overrun it. Could bioplastics be the answer?

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How can we get more electric trucks on the road?

April 30, 2019 by  
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New standards and new technologies could be the answer.

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Get set for take-off in electric aircraft, the next transport disruption

April 30, 2019 by  
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In Australia, electric vehicles — including airplanes — are growing rapidly. It’s time to prepare technologically and infrastructurally.

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Episode 157: McDonald’s as muse, next-gen cleantech, Honda’s open-garage policy

February 1, 2019 by  
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Plus, what do you get when you cross solar panels with radiative cooling technology? Some Stanford engineers are working on the answer.

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Can we fight food waste with plastic packaging?

October 2, 2018 by  
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The impacts of losing food across the value chain are massive. Could improving packaging — even if it’s plastic — be the answer?

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Why chemists — not just economists — are key to a circular future

June 23, 2017 by  
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We need a better understanding of the circular economy, and chemical engineers might hold the answer.

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Degraded reefs provide new hope for ocean conservation

July 15, 2016 by  
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Simply abandoning devastated reefs is not the answer for the future of conserving our oceans, but perhaps creating new MPAs for restoration and reconnection is.

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Can advertising be ethical?

June 13, 2016 by  
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Here’s the answer from a decade of highlights from Ferrero, Nike, Liberty Mutual, Philips and Procter & Gamble.

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3 reasons the clean energy transition will be a bumpy ride

June 13, 2016 by  
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Bucking fossil fuels won’t be easy because of economics, among other reasons.

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Biodegradable plastics are the ‘enemy of the environment,’ says UN scientist

May 25, 2016 by  
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To combat the massive problem of plastic debris in the world’s oceans, manufacturers developed lightweight plastic products that are supposed to break down rapidly, thus reducing hazards to marine animals. The so-called ‘biodegradable plastics’ aren’t the answer, according to the United Nations’ top environmental scientist, because they don’t behave as promised. Instead, the ‘greener’ plastics contribute to the problem of ocean plastic just as much as other varieties. Previous…

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