PyrOil – Oil from waste plastic

Waste plastic entering the natural environment is a growing problem around the world. Dutch company PyrOil is planning to provide one solution to clean up this problem by using the…

CSEM: White Solar Panels

Swiss non-profit applied research company Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM) based in Neuch├átel has developed a new solar panel technology that appears to be white. Until now solar…

Urban Mining Collective

Urban Mining Collective is an initiative set up by a partnership of companies in the Netherlands. It has a “Circular mission” to use materials recovered from existing redundant buildings –…

Arup: The Urban Bio-loop

Construction consulting firm Arup has released a report “The Urban Bio-loop” which describes new ways of using organic waste in construction. This is named: “A New Paradigm for Materials in…

Blu-Ray disk foil

Researchers at Northwestern University, USA have discovered that the foil on a Blu-ray disk that carries the digital data is one of the most efficient (and cheapest) ways of making…