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  • When biodegradable plastic is not biodegradable

    By Isabel Thomlinson, PhD Researcher, Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies The idea of a “biodegradable” plastic suggests a material that would degrade to little or nothing over a period of time, posing less of a hazard to wildlife and the...

  • Plastics: Problem Polymers or Sustainable Solutions?

    The article below was written by Emma Daniels, Jack Payne and Ciarán Callaghan from Cohort '18 about their trip to the Bristol Against Plastics society. The issues surrounding plastic pollution are all too prevalent in the today’s media and most...

  • Conference Report: ISACS13

    On 1–4 July 2014, CSCT student Sarah Kirk presented her research in Dublin at the 13th International Symposium for Advancing the Chemical Sciences (ISACS), a conference series run by the RSC.  This is her report. Sarah is in her  third year of the DTC,...