Breaking down bioplastics

The scourge of plastic and its headlines are an unavoidable part of modern life. No corner of the planet or media platform is free from the pervasive and relentless ability of plastic to stick around unwanted. Remains of supermarket bags, lumps of polystyrene, the straw epidemic, drinks containers and miscellaneous masses found in the ocean,…

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It’ll come out in the wash

Fashion has often found it difficult to stay on the ethical side of environmental and human rights concerns. News about poor working conditions and environmentally damaging effluent from factories is so common it’s passé. But another ecological threat is far more entwined in the fabric of the industry, and far less PR coverable. While activists…

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Plastic fantastic

Plastic; marketed since the 20th century as the material to take us screaming out of the dark ages with our uncivilised reliance on natural resources, and into the glossy, multicoloured world of polymers. Gone is the time needed for wood to mature, the inconvenience of mining for metal ore, and the complexity of glass manufacture,…

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