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Bright Sparks: Are we ready to roll out electric?

Bright Sparks: Are we ready to roll out electric?

WHEN Benjamin Franklin headed outside in a thunderstorm to tie a key to a kite string, he kickstarted an age of electricity that would light up the planet. Back in 1752, the idea of how dependent the world would become on the ability to flick a switch for power would surely have blown even his...

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Into the li-ions’ den

Into the li-ions’ den

WITH most of the world in lockdown, the early days of a pandemic may seem a risky time to launch a new business. When it involves a business that’s exploring new ground and handling a growing but challenging area of battery recycling, the stakes rise even higher. Yet, as UK businesses struggled to operate around...

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Government confirms Deposit Return Scheme in Queen’s speech

Government confirms Deposit Return Scheme in Queen’s speech

THE first dedicated Environment Bill for over 20 years has been placed firmly on the political agenda after a string of delays that has seen it drift for nearly three years. The bill, which includes a UK Government commitment to reducing plastic waste through tougher producer responsibilities for packaging and the introduction of a container...