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

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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.

Salters’ Institute Centenary Awards 2018

Salter Institute Awards

To celebrate its Centenary in 2018 the Salters' Institute has set up a new award scheme to recognise and support individuals who are starting out in their career and who have the potential to make an outstanding long-term contribution to the chemical and allied industries.

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

lightbulb idea moment

UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

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

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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.

Government ‘lacks ambitious plan’ for R&D funding

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A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says that the government’s commitment to reach 2.4% GDP for R&D ‘lacks [the] ambitious plan’ needed for the success it strives for.