Articles & Features

Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 110, January 2019, Pages 150-159.

This critical review evaluates environmental microplastic research methodologies. Developing standardized sampling techniques may advance the efficiency, accuracy and ease of future microplastic research. Improved understanding of microplastic impacts will advance progress towards multiple SDG's.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 110, January 2019, Pages 321-326.

Directly relevant to SDG 14 (life below water) and 12 (responsible consumption and production), this review explores the abundance, distribution and composition of microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 110, January 2019, Pages 116-128.

Supporting SDG 14 (life below water) and 12 (responsible consumption and production), this review outlines recent advances in freshwater micro-nano plastic research methods.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 109, December 2018, Pages 214-226.

Supporting progress towards multiple SDG's including SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), this article reviews a technology used to identify and quantify microplastics in environmental and food samples.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 109, December 2018, Pages 173-179.

Linked to SDG's 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 14 (life below water), this critical review explores recent research on microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea.
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RELX,

November 28, 2018

RELX Group held two SDG Inspiration Days to bring together business, government and civil society to scale collaboration and engagement on the SDGs. The first SDG Inspiration Day took place in San Jose, California and focused on disruptive technology to advance the goals. The second day took place in Amsterdam and focused on the power of partnerships to achieve the goals.
XpertHR
Having workplace policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on gender identity and sexual orientation is not only best practice, but it is good business sense. Here are eight measures an employer can take to ensure a workplace that is diverse, tolerant and respectful of all individuals including those who identify as LGBT. This article contributes to SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 108, November 2018, Pages 195-202.

Relating to SDG 14 (life under water) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), this review outlines current scientific methodologies for sampling, extracting and identifying microplastics in aquatic environments.
RELX,

29th August 2018

Stockholm – RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries, has announced the winners of the 2018 RELX Group Environmental Challenge which supports innovative solutions to improve sustainable access to safe water and sanitation. The $50,000 first and $25,000 second prize winners were recognised during World Water Week in Stockholm, a unique annual event bringing together water researchers, policymakers, journalists, companies and non-profits to address the key water challenges of the 21st century. 

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Farmers Weekly,

6 July 2018

Direct drilling - where the ground is not ploughed before a new crop is established - helps conserve soil moisture and structure and prevents wind erosion. Switching to direct drilling, or "no-till", can therefore bring big savings in labour and machinery costs. However does this translate to better gross margins? A benchmarking study, which compared no-till with more conventional approach, suggest there are savings to be made despite dips in yield. This supports SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

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