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Oliver Hoade

July 29, 2021

The UK’s first gigafactories

This month, the UK’s first Gigafactory projects were unveiled to the public. Britishvolt’s factory in Northumberland will create around 300,000…

Oliver Hoade

April 21, 2021

Polestar’s Earth Day 2021 report: Improving but could we do better?

Earth Day is upon us once again, bigger and better than in previous years. As reported by the MD of…

Oliver Hoade

March 22, 2021

£9m Shawbrook funding ensures UK-based recycled plastics manufacturer can meet demand

One somewhat unforeseen side effect of the pandemic is the reintroduction of single-use plastics. For many years, countries and corporations…

Chris Roberts

December 11, 2020

R&D boost for single-use plastic packaging

During 2020 we have all seen the exponential growth and importance of takeaway meals, convenience products and the consequential plethora…

Oliver Hoade

January 8, 2020

To-quil-a plastic straw

The year 2020 signals the start of a new decade and, with it, likely an ever increasing emphasis on environmental…

Sandy Ritchie

December 12, 2019

The drive for sustainable packaging

For the last couple of years, we have been working with a number of packaging companies and a key trend…

Oliver Hoade

November 27, 2019

Is agroforestry worth the agro?

As Election Day looms ever closer, we are starting to see the first party manifestos trickle in. First off the…

Richard Hall

November 27, 2019

Wake up and smell the coffee!

Good to see another new tech idea attracting investment to take it to the next stage. Bio-bean takes used coffee…

Oliver Hoade

October 29, 2019

Weirdly sustainable fashion part 2: seaweed nappies

We’ve seen pineapple shoes. We’ve seen rugs made from rice. Today I bring you seaweed nappies. Luisa Kahlfeldt – a…

Charlie Whelan

October 29, 2019

For how long can we offshore CO2 emissions?

Extinction Rebellion has brought the climate urgency into sharp focus.  Even my partner and kids are talking about reducing waste…

Sandy Ritchie

September 24, 2019

Speciality chemicals drive sustainability

The past week has seen remarkable scenes, with Extinction Rebellion protests taking place across the world causing wide scale disruption,…

Oliver Hoade

June 13, 2019

Weirdly sustainable fashion: pineapple shoes and rugs made of rice

Have you ever looked at your shoes and wished they were made of pineapple husks? I know I have –…

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