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Selling a Service rather than a Product

Perhaps one of the hardest concepts for a molecular scientist to get their heads around when it comes to sustainable design and resource efficiency is the idea of selling a service....

Why chemists should talk to designers

In an excellent opinion piece in Nature by the formidable George Whitesides on his vision for where chemistry goes next is the line: ‘ Chemistry is the science that connects the...

Tomorrow's Answers Today

Are you a young researcher studying for a post-graduate degree or conducting post-doctoral research in the Chemical or Materials Sciences?     ...

Endangered Elements Periodic Table

The Endangered Elements Periodic Table has been used by Chemistry Innovation for a while to encourage thinking on innovation opportunities in managing our raw materials better. Much of the...

The use of the elements in consumer technology

“Sustainability is not just about carbon or carbon dioxide, it is also about the sustainable use of the planet's finite mineral and material resources. The availability, affordability...

New PAS 2050 available now

Clearer, more applicable and up-to-date   BSI have just published a revised edition of PAS 2050 – BSI’s standard used by organizations internationally...

Mike Pitts talks about managing our elements in a 2nd video for Future We Create Project

Mike Pitts, Chemistry Innovation's Sustainability Manager, appears in a second video for Future We Create You can view his video clips directly via YouTube: Clip 1: ...

Guidance: Environmental Management Systems

In June 2011, the RSC published a briefing note on Environmental Management Systems: Legislation in the United Kingdom requires that employers have appropriate arrangements systems in...

Another Award for CCaLC!

The awards keep coming for CCaLC, the life cycle carbon-footprinting tool developed by the University of Manchester. Last week CCaLC was awarded the GSK Innovation Award at the Chemical...

NEW CCaLC version including water footprinting

A new version of CCaLC (V2.0) is now available for download free of charge from www.ccalc.org.uk .   New CCaLC V2.0 features include:  ...

New Roadmap pages - substitution, naturals and plastics

Several new pages have been added to the Roadmap.   Given recent activity on the topic, we have added pages on substitution:    ...

LCA pages on Sustainable Technologies Roadmap

The Sustainable Technologies Roadmap contains extensive pages on lifecycle anaylsis. Click here to learn more

NEW Roadmap case studies

A new batch of case studies has been added to the Sustainable Technologies Roadmap  taking the total to 250. The new ones include turning molten slag into green cement , complete...

Life Cycle Assessment Workshops

The NNFCC has joined with North Energy Associates to deliver one day training workshops providing a basic understanding of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The workshops will cover the drivers...

New carbon saving documents uploaded

The following new documents have been added to the library:   The Code of Good Practice for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reductions Claims  - developed by the Carbon...

Green Public Procurement

If you keep hearing this term and want to know more then the EU portal is a pretty good starting point. Their definition is:   "Green public procurement means that...

Recommendations based on existing environmental impact assessment models and factors for Life Cycle Assessment in a European context

Public consultation on the International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook is open: " Recommendations based on existing environmental impact assessment models and...

PAS2050 feedback survey

The British Standards Institute is seeking feedback on PAS 2050:2008 , the sp ecification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services.   ...

EU Lifecycle Indicators project

The following will be of interest to those involved in lifecycle analysis: In support of monitoring sustainable development in the European Union, a new approach for life cycle based...

A Pathway To Greener Products

The new Green Alliance report: A Pathway To Greener Products carries the message  'Help us to deliver greener products' from their Designing Out Waste business consortium to...
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Endangered Elements Periodic Table

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