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: Making plastic toys from biomass (15 December 2017)
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: The many faces of hemp (14 December 2017)
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: Living in a hemp house (14 December 2017)
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: District heating: has its time come? (13 December 2017)
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: Hot food under pressure (30 November 2017)
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: Repairing the brain (27 November 2017)
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: Social impact of green crowdfunding (24 November 2017)
Making plastic toys from biomass
Biotechnology Making plastic toys from biomass

Bioplastic is booming. The global market for these biomass derived plastics is predicted to grow by 20% over the next five years. Due to environmental and safety concerns around conventional plastics, one sector interested in bioplastics is toys. But, with some big names looking to enter the bioplastic toy arena, do parents really understand bioplastics?

The many faces of hemp
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The ecological properties of hemp makes it one of the types of insulation used in construction with the lowest carbon emissions footprint

Living in a hemp house
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Hemp, a multi-purpose crop that delivers fibres, shivs, seeds, and pharmaceuticals is currently used in insulation materials and bio-composites for a more sustainable construction industry. Russ Martin and his wife Karon Korp tell their story as owners of the first hemp house in the US

District heating: has its time come?
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