All Sustainability articles – Page 4

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    Faces of Chemistry – stories from the bio-based industries

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    Through a collection of short films, watch the story of how biobased innovation is contributing to a more sustainable, competitive and prosperous Europe.

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    It's not all about fuel


    Biofineries produce heat, power and a plethora of useful 'platform chemicals'. Are they part of the solution to our renewable energy woes? Josh Howgego finds out

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    Limestone Inquiry

    This activity is most appropriate for students aged 14-16 to illustrate useful materials made from rocks in the context of problems associated with extraction of raw materials.

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    The Mole

    Recycling plastic bottles


    Recycling plastic bottles prevents the plastic from going to landfill, saves energy and reduces our dependency on oil. But what do we have to do to put the bottle back on the supermarket shelf?

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    Crop protection chemicals


    By 2030, the world's population is expected to rise to over eight billion - the need for safe and environmentally friendly crop protection chemical has never been greater