Our research are being featured in the December 2020 edition of the Faculty of Science InScight magazine! Check out how we at the Centre for Green Chemical Science are finding new ways to make the food that we eat more sustainable – https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/news/2020/11/25/greening-our-food-production-and-supply-chains.html
Well done Nabangshu (with the help of Eva, Ryan and Praveen) for making this amazing video titled “Green Magic” to showcase his work in tackling water pollution from fast fashion. This video has been submitted to the Royal Society Te Apārangi ECR Video Competition. You can watch the video by following the link here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=X3fzp33WYlk
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released a letter yesterday to urge the Government to clear up the confusion around environmentally friendly plastics. Ivan gave his comment about what steps consumers and retailers can take when recycling these different types of plastics. You can read the press release here.
As major retailers in New Zealand are removing plastic bags at checkout, Ivan gave his opinion about the plastic pollution problem and alternative ‘biodegradable’ plastic bags. Link to New Zealand Herald article https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12056933 Link to Scoop article http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1805/S00070/smc-how-biodegradable-are-bags.htm Link to Science Media Centre article https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2018/05/23/caution-urged-over-biodegradable-bags-expert-reaction/ Link to Chinese NZ Herald article http://www.chinesenzherald.co.nz/news/lifestyle/are-%27biodegradable%27-plastic-bags-any-better-for-the-planet/