Antibacterial cleaners; the issues facing our health and our environment
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, […]
14% of Scotland’s children living in poverty do not have a winter coat….
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, […]
According to a report by Save the Children, 1 in 5 children in Scotland live in poverty, with 14% of them without at least one winter coat. This is a sad and worrying statistic, the thought of any child not having warm clothes in the colder months is unbearable. The Bedrock charity (based in Dunfermline, Fife) regularly […]