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Mitigating e-waste with common charger for electronic devices

Mitigating e-waste with common charger for electronic devices

The European Commission has proposed a common charger for electronic devices in efforts to alleviate the growing burden of e-waste.
UK science funding boost worth £113m will support future science leaders

UK science funding boost worth £113m will support future science leaders

Almost 100 of the UK’s next-generation of science leaders will be granted a total £113m science funding boost to facilitate the commercialisation of their innovations and tackle global challenges from the climate crisis to chronic illness.
battery fires

Addressing the threat of lithium battery fires in electrical waste

The Batteries Roundtable outline the key advice in their recent report aiming to reduce lithium battery fires and improve the environmental impact of electrical waste and its processing.
peat restoration

Protecting biodiversity and tackling climate change with peat restoration

Mitigating the effects of climate change and safeguarding biodiversity with more than £16m of funding through Natural England’s Peat Restoration Grants. The Department for Environment,...
water pollution

Creating accessible water quality monitoring to combat water pollution

As water pollution continues to rise, we must find ways to put water quality monitoring in the hands of local communities.

Graphite and battery research on the road to net zero

Professor Magda Titirici, outlines the role of graphite in battery technology and how the latest research is helping to shape and achieve net zero targets.
UK Shipping industry to lesson lessen carbon dioxide output with space technology

UK Shipping industry to lessen CO2 output with space technology

A UK company is utilising satellite data to create technology that will enable the shipping industry to lower its CO2 emissions and facilitate wind power for use on ships.
Transforming fundamental science into real-world solutions\

Transforming fundamental science into real-world solutions

STFC announces seven novel projects that will transform fundamental science into real-world solutions in areas such as medicine, nuclear security and air pollution, are in progress.
water pollution

Additional support for farmers tackling water pollution

The UK government are to offer farmers further advice, support, and funding to facilitate tackling the challenge of water pollution.
micropollutants

Removing micropollutants from the environment with chemistry discovery

Scientists have identified a method for removing harmful micropollutants from the environment by employing a novel chemistry approach.
urban greenhouse gas emissions

Half of urban greenhouse gas emissions produced by 25 megacities 

New data published by Frontiers highlights that 52% of urban greenhouse gas emissions are generated by just 25 megacities. 
chemicals in plastics

Investigation finds troubling level of chemicals in plastics

Researchers at ETH Zurich have studied the chemicals in plastics worldwide, discovering surprisingly excessive levels of substances of potential concern deliberately used in everyday plastic products.
air pollution emissions

EDGAR reveals air pollutant emissions decrease in developed countries

A study utilising EDGAR technology has indicated that air pollutant emissions have regressed in more developed countries. 
Guiding the national rollout of electric vehicle chargepoint networks 

Guiding the national rollout of electric vehicle chargepoint networks

A novel study led by researchers at Loughborough University will investigate the use of current electric vehicle chargepoint networks to support their widespread introduction across the UK. 
Producing sustainable bioplastics with agriculture byproducts

Producing sustainable bioplastics with agriculture byproducts

Researchers at Texas A&M have discovered a way to use agriculture byproducts to produce sustainable bioplastics.

VTT PlasticsCompass: a comprehensive guide to developing sustainable plastics

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland introduces its PlasticsCompass, an end-to-end method to develop sustainable plastics, from materials selection to production. The headlines are filled...
circular economy of electronic waste

The barriers obstructing a circular economy for electronic waste

Researchers have developed a framework to achieve a circular economy for electronic waste, a key objective in achieving a sustainable planet.
fossil fuels

Over one million deaths caused by burning fossil fuels in 2017

A study has concluded that more than one million global deaths in 2017 were attributable to burning fossil fuels.
plastic pollution

Using E.coli to convert plastic pollution into vanilla flavouring

A research team has developed an innovative method to combat plastic pollution, utilising E. coli bacteria to transform it into vanillin.
€17.5 billion for fair and inclusive green transition in Europe

€17.5 billion for fair and inclusive green transition in Europe

The European Council has adopted a new regulation establishing a €17.5 billion fund to ensure that Europe’s green transition is fair and inclusive.

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