Lecture by Professor Chris Rhodes. Plastics are wonder-materials that have enabled the creation of the modern, industrialised world. However, their robustness means they degrade only slowly and poorly in the environment, and now pollute the oceans, the air, drinking water and food. As alarming as this may sound, plastic production is really just one element […]
Five leading clothing brands and retailers including Primark and Peak Performance have signed up to WRAPs cooperative European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) initiative, which aims to promote sustainable clothing across the continent. ECAP is made up of five prominent organisations from the UK, Netherlands and Denmark, including: WRAP-UK, MADE-BY, Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), the Danish Fashion Institute […]
Businesses are beginning to understand and reap the benefits of implementing circular operating models, but adoption across numerous sectors will likely flounder unless enhanced cooperation paves the way to the “collaborative economy”.
The research, ‘Material Oxford’, is the first stage in a process for the city of understand the flow of natural resources that underpin its ability to function so that it can make informed choices about how to manage its footprint in the future.