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The composite materials conundrum

Using new kinds of composite materials in industry results in complex new kinds of mixed waste – with both problems and opportunities Composite paths to engineered capabilities Carbon fibre and glass fibre-reinforced plastics have enormous advantages in many kinds of structures because of their unique combinations of lightness and exceptional strength. These are just two of a growing category of composite materials that basically...

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Rethinking the wine bottle

Reconsidering the business model for the ubiquitous wine bottle – a big, heavy object whose prime function lies in logistics and producer profiling It’s (relatively) easy to declare that companies should rethink their business models so their activities don’t kill off the planet we need to live on. It’s less easy for companies to work out how to do something substantial. So here’s a quick...

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Value-building capabilities help plastic solutions get serious

Plastic is nasty stuff – but how do we turn tackling it into good business? Tipping point arrived? Anno 2019, the tipping-point awareness about the problems caused by plastics suddenly seemed to have been reached. The so-called Overton Window – the range of publicly acceptable discourse – had shifted. The plastics discussion seems to have finally gone mainstream – and inevitably been pillaged and...

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