Elsevier,

Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2008-2010.

This article develops SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) whilst contributing to SDG 12 and SDG 13 (responsible production and climate action). The expanding tools in the chemist’s toolbox of designed surfactants allows biomimicry at the molecular level. Now enabled to better mimic the natural world, future chemistries have the potential to be greener and more sustainable.
Sherwood et al. elaborate on the role of one particular organic solvent, in light of a recent legislation on restricting its use in the European Union. Bruce Lipshutz pleads for a paradigm shift in chemical synthesis that focuses on the development of new chemistry in water rather than continuing the traditional route, which comes with many costs for the environment. This supports SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).
Elsevier,

Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2004-2007.

This article devotes special attention to synthetic chemistry that is environmentally responsible, developing SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) whilst supporting environmental SDGs 12, 13, 14 and 15.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, September 2018, e00074

This article observes how the criticality of raw materials is perceived and handled within Materials Science, contributing to goals 9 and 12
A John Deere tractor pulling a direct drill through a field of stubble
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.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00068, ISSN 2214-9937

There is a need to develop technology to enable a resource-efficient and economically feasible recycling system for lithium-ion batteries and thus assure the future supply of the component materials. Contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this article suggests research areas that could enable the development of improved recycling methods, with separation technologies identified as the most promising.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 16, July 2018, Pages 1-11

Relating to Goals 3, 9 and 12, this article examines the potential of biobased carbon nanorods to build the conducting architecture of transducers with low environmental impact.
This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article provides an overview of global arable land use and the world economy, exploring the global supply chain from exploitation sources to consumption sinks. This article aligns with SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 8 (decent work and economic growth).
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00064, ISSN 2214-9937

Waste Li foils from spent experimental Li-coin-cells pose a potential risk and a waste of lithium if they are not treated. For this paper, waste Li foils were recycled in the form of black LiFePO4/C powders with the recovery of about 80%. The recovered LiFePO4/C cathode delivered satisfactory electrochemical performance, advancing SDGs 7, 9 and 12.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, 2018, e00062, ISSN 2214-9937

In this study, froth flotation experiments were carried out with a variety of new and spent lithium-ion batteries using kerosene as the collector. The results show that the froth flotation method works well in separating anode and cathode materials, and therefore could be integrated with the direct recycling method to close the loop of materials used in Li-ion batteries. This addresses SDGs 7, 9 and 12.

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