A naturally biodegradable alternative to microplastics in e.g. body scrubs and detergents. That is what Iamfluidics, a spin-off from the University of Twente, is in the process of developing.
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Researchers from various institutes have studied for the first time how much micro- and macroplastic ends up in agricultural soils - and from which sources the plastic originates.
Scientists at Hof University of Applied Sciences are conducting a two-year project to explore how sustainable food production in aquacultures could be possible entirely without microplastics.
The Delft scientists see many potential applications particularly in the development of tiny labs on a chip and separation technologies within industry.
It need hardly be said that microplastics are hazardous to the environment and to health. But it is more difficult to determine exactly what the […]
When we talk about microplastics, we usually immediately think of the pollution of the oceans. But we sometimes forget that the dilemma is also noticeable […]
Innovation Origins had a chat with Jean-Marie Lehn, 1987 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, as he attended the 2021 edition of Brightlands Polymer Days as a keynote speaker.
With his Plastic Scanner, Jerry de Vos has designed a handheld device that can tell you quickly what kind of plastic something is made of. […]
Every day we put a start-up in the spotlight. Today it is the international B'ZEOS, a start-up that makes biodegradable packaging material from seaweed.
While world leaders at the Climate Summit in Glasgow are mainly talking about measures to take, these young entrepreneurs are not waiting any longer. They're taking action to protect the planet.
The testing ground is a living lab where answers are sought to regional climate issues.
The Fraunhofer Institute ISC is working on water-repellent biodegradable paper that can replace agricultural foil. This could reduce the amount of microplastics in the soil.
Recycled phosphorus from sewage sludge could be used to establish a circular economy for the phosphate industry. But this requires a sustainable and economical strategy
Born from the Brainport-Waterloo collaboration: SLE Enterprises, a start-up in scalable liquid encapsulation
Encapsulation of any target cargo normally requires a polymer material containing microplastics to wrap the cargo. SLE's technology doesn’t require any such material.
Even if our emissions-free cars will soon be running on fully renewable electricity, the environmental problem of mobility has not yet been solved, Carlo van de Weijer writes.
Plastic recycling is still in its infancy - only a small part of the waste is recyclable. Natural enzymes could get the circular economy going.
A group of European scientists has advanced biotechnological processes to recover critical metals and sulfate from mine waters
Researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland have found an "unexpectedly high number of substances of potential concern" in plastics used in plastic manufacturing
A cascade of prizes during the seventh edition of the TU/e Contest. In addition to cash prizes and extra coaching for companies, there are two wild cards for the finals of the 4TU Impact Challenge.
Using satellite data, German researchers have produced over several years detailed maps of what agricultural land use looks like in Germany for the first time.