The resilience of plastics is being challenged by groundbreaking research on chemical recycling and biodegradability, offering the promise of infinite recycling and a greener future. Jasmin Fox-Skelly reports.
As cities become ever hotter, hopes are pinned on a slew of materials that promise to make them safer and more habitable. Anthony King reports.
Fashion is one of the largest contributors to environmental pollution, but calls for eco-friendly fabrics have led to a surge in textile innovation, Katrina Megget reports.
A new generation of soft robots is on the way, able to walk, climb and swim – but the real test is whether they could survive unaided in the wild. Jon Evans reports