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Defra’s ‘world-leading’ microbeads ban comes into effect

microbead

From today, retailers in England and Scotland will no longer be able to sell cosmetics and other personal care products that contain microbeads.

SCI AGM 2018 Voting now open

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We are pleased to say that we have seen strong interest from a wide range of members who wish to participate in SCI's governance. As there are more candidates than positions for the Chair and Ordinary Members of the Board of Trustees there will be an election.

Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges

Grand challenges

UK government Ministers have delivered a series of debates chaired by former Science Minister Lord Willetts to engage delegates with the progress of the Industrial Strategy's Grand Challenges.

#SCIPEL: Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn discussed the role of photochemistry – the study of light’s effects on chemical reactions – in creating a greener and more sustainable society as essential resources deplete.

GDPR is coming this Friday

GDPR

GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May. Here's what you need to know.

Could graphene solve the water shortage?

graphen-oxide membrane

In Manchester, UK, the development of graphene – a material comprised of a single-layer of carbon in a honeycomb structure – is revolutionising modern membrane desalination and water filtration techniques.

Pest Management Science highlights: Neonicotinoids

fields

In response to the recent EU ban, SCI’s Pest Management Science journal has made a number of related papers free to access to better inform on the pros and cons of neonicotinoids.

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

northern tamarisk beetle larvae

Read the highlights from the May 2018 issues of our journals.

AGM 2018: nominations open

AGM 2018 nominations open

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 May.

Government launches £220m Clean Air Fund

Clean air

The UK government has launched a £220m Clean Air Fund, from which local authorities will receive funding to prepare for government plans to improve air quality. Councils will be able to conduct feasibility studies, implement action plans, and run awareness campaigns with the investment.