‘Cleaner and greener’ £5 notes hit the streets

The Bank of England has started circulating the new £5 notes that are said to be more environmentally friendly. The ‘cleaner, safer and stronger’ banknotes are made from polymer, a thin, flexible plastic material and feature Winston Churchill. According to the Bank, polymer is resistant to dirt and moisture and lasts around 2.5 times longer […]

Could your clothing store solar heat?

Imagine if your shirt or dress could release heat to keep you warm during the winter months. Even more, what if it could dial back on your thermostat setting and have the right temperature if you enter a cooler room? Well according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), that could be possible […]

UK to introduce ‘greener’ plastic banknotes in 2016

Plastic banknotes which are believed to be more environmentally friendly than the current cotton paper currency are set to be issued in the UK in the next three years. The Bank of England made the announcement this week following a three year research programme and public consultation. The new polymer banknotes (pictured) will replace the […]

UK mulls switch to ‘cleaner and greener’ banknotes

The Bank of England is considering switching from paper to plastic banknotes, which is said to be more environmentally-friendly. Research conducted by the Bank for the last three years showed printing on polymer would bring more benefits compared to the cotton paper currency that have been in circulation for more than 300 years. Polymer banknotes […]

EVs could form a third of cars by 2050

Electric vehicles (EVs) powered by fuel cells could account for a third (30%) of all cars on the road by 2050. According to Carbon Trust’s new report, UK breakthroughs in polymer fuel cells could make fuel cell cars cost competitive with combustion engine cars. It claims the reduction in costs and market potential has shown […]