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Researchers of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have made a new step in the development of glycix, the only thermoset plastic that is both biobased and biodegradable. All inflexible plastic items used in homes and buildings can be made from this polymer: computer and telephone casings, insulation foam, trays, tables, lamps…. This is a major
on: 28 February 2014
‘Often, sustainability is not merely better, but cheaper too. Sustainable technologies lend themselves to local systems with far lesser control costs. That is the basis for a technological transition with which the earth can feed as many as ten billion people. With better environmental quality, and more local power.’ Says Pier Vellinga, professor in Climate
on: 24 February 2014
Pharmafilter is a Dutch company that has developed a new and sustainable system for processing hospital waste. It produces devices like bed-pans and urinals from a biobased and biodegradable plastic; these can be ground after single use, and processed in the hospital’s central waste treatment installation. The system is commercially available now, the second commercial
on: 13 February 2014