Pesticides on fruit and vegetables, are they dangerous to children?
Antibacterial cleaners; the issues facing our health and our environment
Maybe you are a parent like me; before kids I used to hear people say “Ah, once you have kids your outlook on life will change” I just brushed it off and thought that nothing could really change the way I was; how wrong could I be? When you have kids there is a strong, […]
Ten ideas to reduce Christmas wrapping waste
When I was young I do not remember there being so many different ‘antibacterial’ products on the shelves. The antibacterial products market has exploded, it is estimated that the cleaning industry contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy. These days, the majority of brands have an antibacterial option available; Antibacterial gel Antibacterial wipes Antibacterial […]
Circular economy; what role can new technologies play?
The Huffpost reported that “Britons will use enough wrapping paper this Christmas to cover Brighton and Hove””Use less and recycle more” is the message coming out of a recent report by several environmental and animal charitiesWaste facts:Around 114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will be thrown away and not recycled – which is more than the weight of 3.3 […]
Scottish Water test site to improve global drinking water
What is the circular economy?There is no exact definition for ‘circular economy’ but broadly speaking it is an economy which encourages zero waste.The Ellen MacArthur Foundation report provides a useful definition of the circular economy:There are powerful drivers for pursuing a circular economy: although a circular approach may not be a feasible solution in every circumstance, […]
Fife-based Bridge Biotechnology has become one of the first Scottish firms to test its technology at Scottish Water’s first-of-a-kind innovation development centre near Inverness after landing support from the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service (HNWS) and partial funding from Scottish Enterprise.The Dunfermline firm, which designs, manufactures and markets sustainable technologies across a range of sectors, […]