Chemicals and waste

Circular bioeconomy has a big role to play in goals towards cleaner energy and more sustainable industrial practices. In addition, the carbon capture opportunities it offers holds promise for supporting climate goals. This book chapter advances SDGs 7, 9 and 13.
Elsevier,

Peter D. Sly, Adverse Environmental Exposure and Respiratory Health in Children, Pediatric Clinics of North America, Volume 68, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 277-291

This article advances SDG 3 by explaining how pollution, especially air pollution, is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality.
This book chapter addresses goals 12, 14 and 15 by discussing the debate surrounding the role of biodegradable plastics in solving plastic solid waste accumulation and assisting the transition toward a circular economy, in turn encouraging more sustainable communities and responsible consumption.
This book chapter addresses goals 14, 13 and 6 by looking at climate change and the threats to deep sea benthic habitats.
Each year the RELX Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water or sanitation. In the past decade, the company has awarded $750,000 to projects and solutions that improve the world’s water quality and sanitation. This article, using innovative parallax storytelling technology, looks at the tangible impact of the RELX Environmental Challenge.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the RELX Environmental Challenge and the announcement of this year’s winners, we invite you to join us for SDG 6: From here to there - celebrating 10 years of innovation and exploring the next decade of WASH action, to take a look back over the past 10 years and to consider the decade of action ahead - what will it really take to achieve SDG6: clean water and sanitation for all?

This book chapter advances SDGs 6, 14 and 15 by examining how sustainable materials for environmental remediation are useful tools for helping address goals relating to ecosystem health and pollution control.
Elsevier,

Alfredo de Jesús Martínez-Roldán, Rosa Olivia Cañizares-Villanueva, Chapter 7 - Wastewater treatment based in microalgae, Editor(s): Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Mariana Manzoni Maroneze, Maria Isabel Queiroz, Leila Queiroz Zepka, Handbook of Microalgae-Based Processes and Products, Academic Press, 2020, Pages 165-184, ISBN 9780128185360, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818536-0.00007-5.

This book chapter advances SDGs 6 and 7 by explaining how to remove contaminants from wastewater using microalgae so that it is safe to release into the natural environment.

High-tech products like batteries and electronics contain a variety of valuable, scarce, and in some cases potentially harmful materials, but in only a few exceptional cases (such as lead-acid batteries) is the material being recovered efficiently. Cotributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this special issue seeks to elucidate the technical and institutional difficulties inherent in recycling these products and provide a forum for sharing potential ways to overcome them. 

Elsevier,

Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 3, June 2020, 100009

This article contributes to SDGs 3 and 12 by providing a current update on the evidence from animal and human studies of the role of environmental obesogens in obesity, a comprehensive view of the mechanisms of action of these obesogens and the current green and sustainable chemistry strategies to overcome chemical exposure to prevent obesity.

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