Archive | July, 2012

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Olympic organisers struggle with ‘zero waste’ target

With just two weeks to go before the opening of London 2012,millions of visitors are preparing to descend on our capital city. But will London deliver, in DavidCameron‘s words, “the greenest Games ever”? And how will the chemical industrycontribute? An estimated 8,000 tonnes of waste will be collected acrossthe Olympic venues, and London Organising Committee […]

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The sky’s the limit

After eighteen hours and 898km of strong headwinds,turbulence and even some backwards flying, Bertrand Piccard‘s plane landedsuccessfully in Madridwithout the aid of a single drop of fuel. On Friday 6th July, the aptly-named Solar Impulsecompleted the returning leg of its first intercontinental flight, powered only bythe sun and with a 90-strong team of engineers, technicians […]

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