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Development paths of renewable plastics – what will the transition bring to the table?

Authors: Jaakko Siltaloppi/ Aalto and Markus Jähi & Katri Valkokari/VTT Transitioning to ‘renewable’, bio-based and recycled plastics is not an easy task – or something one could do alone. Therefore, it is important to find new ways to engage a variety of stakeholders in a shared problem-solving process. Based on our research work at ValueBioMat …

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Law, Innovation and Environmental Sustainability – From Vision to Reality

Photo: Sentiero dei fiori, Adamello (Passo del Tonale), Italia /CC-license: Elena Staffoni Authors: Rosa Ballardini, Juha Vesala, Anette Alen-Savikko and Corinna Casi / University of Lapland We are on the verge of an environmental crisis. Ecological degradation caused by human activity, ranging from loss of species to climate change, is rapidly spreading globally at a …

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Science Advising in key role when understanding the plastics problem

Author: Jukka Seppälä / Aalto University Plastics are a hot subject, with frequent news regarding plastic waste in the oceans and microplastics in our food. In some news, plastics are even linked to global warming. This has led to plastic-free campaigns and strong marketing of alternative solutions to plastic packaging. This raised awareness is great! …

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Eight elements to solve the global plastic challenge – the starting point for a multi-disciplinary research project ValueBioMat

The “Bio-oils-based polymeric composites – Value chain from synthesis to additive manufacturing (ValueBioMat[1])” project aims to provide top-tier scientific results, combined with practical solutions for how to move from the current mainstream fossil petro-chemistry-based polymeric materials to more sustainable, renewable and carbon-binding ones. One of the major global challenges we currently face in materials science …

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