Maria Sharmina and colleagues at the Tyndall Centre and MMU have published a paper in Nature Food on how companies in the seafood sector can make their business models both more resilient and compliant with circular economy principles. Seafood is expected to become increasingly important in future food systems and healthy diets. This transition will require the seafood sector to adapt business practices to respond to environmental and social challenges while increasing resilience. The new paper develops the circular economy-resilience framework for business models (CERF-BM) and, through exploring the current literature, applies this framework to business models in the seafood sector.
The government of Canada May 12 listed plastic products as toxic substances on a regulatory proceeding, a technical step needed to give Ottawa the authority for nationwide bans on single-use plastics.
It is a paradox that the excess of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere can endanger lives and even the civilization that has been founded on carbon. Human addiction to carbon is persistent and therefore we need novel chemistry for the efficient conversion of CO2 to harmless or useful products.