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Self-healing plastics one step closer to mainstream use

A recent scientific breakthrough could see self-healing polymers – which are able to “heal” like human skin – become viable for manufacture in existing factories in six to 12 months.…

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Throwing stones at BlackRock’s fossil fuel investments

One of the world’s largest fund managers, BlackRock which has been proclaiming its high sustainability and ethical values is fighting off a barrage of criticisms that it is in fact one of the worst offenders against the planet.

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Waste revolution spawns food-packaging alternatives

Food packaging remains a sticking point for the circular economy. Plastic is so entrenched in the food production cycle that avoiding it when sourcing groceries and takeaway food is almost impossible.

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Fitwel – the latest kid on the certification block

A new certification tool called Fitwel is a building rating system for existing workplaces and residential buildings that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings.