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Students and staff in the School of Chemistry are marking having saved one million pairs of disposable gloves from landfill.
The School has recycled about 85 per cent of all its used laboratory gloves – amounting to 15 tonnes – since introducing a pioneering recycling scheme in late 2014.
Disposed gloves are processed to make raw materials used for furniture, floor tiles and sports pitches.Read more
In news that was music to every Scottish biotech company’s ears, earlier this month the Scottish Government set a legally binding target to end our country’s contribution to global warming by 2045, by achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
This is exactly what our government needs to do to boost the bio-economy.Read more
Waitrose & Partners has joined forces with Scottish biotec company CuanTec to work on a new film for food packaging made out of waste langoustine shells.
CuanTec – based in Motherwell and Oban – takes waste langoustine shells created from seafood processing to make a natural polymer – which can then be turned into a flexible film. The material also has the potential to be both industrially and home compostable.Read more
Ambitious plans to boost the economic impact of Scotland’s burgeoning industrial biotechnology sector have received early-stage funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).Read more
Royal DSM, the global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has embarked on an ambitious multi-million pound investment plan for its vitamin manufacturing facility in Dalry, North Ayrshire that puts it at the cutting edge of sustainable manufacturing in Scotland.Read more
The people and partnerships at the heart of the most ground-breaking, potentially life-changing innovations developed by businesses and academics have been unveiled at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019 last night (Thursday 21 February).Read more
A postgraduate Chemistry student at the University of Strathclyde has struck gold in a competition in the House of Commons, for the excellence of his research.
David Fallon was the winner in the Chemistry category of STEM for BRITAIN, a UK-wide competition run by the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee.Read more
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