Plastics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What is buildings could regenerate the environment and leave nothing behind when they’re gone?   Love the Exponential Future? Join…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature and synthetic biology are finding new ways to combat humanity’s waste and pollution problems.   Love the Exponential Future?…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s plenty of waste, with only 9% of all waste being recycled, and now we can use it to produce…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ocean is increasingly full of trash so companies are exploring new ways to capture it before it ever gets…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy technologies don’t generate electricity all the time – yet – so it has to be stored, and when…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Firstly AI creating new enzymes is a game changer that accelerates new product development, and secondly plastic is a scourge,…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It would be rather ironic if plastic helped fuel the ships that are collecting plastic from the oceans but that’s…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are lots of ways to create carbon neutral fuels, and this is another example of one that solves two…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think plastics can only be recycled to make new plastics you’d be wrong.   Love the Exponential Future?…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plastic is a great material, but it’s also a curse that needs a cure … this is the first time…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Graphene is an amazing material that could transform almost every industry on Earth, from communications and computing, to energy and…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s plastics can’t be recycled forever because of the way they’re made and the way recycling systems today work, but…