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Royal Society of Chemistry sustainability collection

A sustainable future for chemistry encompasses a wide range of disciplines, technologies, applications and behaviours. In this collection we showcase the innovation and insights of leading companies that are making the shift to a more sustainable future, both in their own operations and through supporting change in supply chains, regulation and consumer behaviour.

Batteries: The bedrock of the sustainable future
In this podcast, find out how understanding the chemistry and materials that go into batteries marks the first step towards making them safer and increasing energy density, and unlocks new opportunities for reuse and recycling

Better batteries for a more sustainable world
Detailed characterisation is the best chance scientists have to make sure that the next generation of batteries are sustainable, recyclable and packed with energy.

Peering inside a working battery
Characterisation techniques have reached the point where they can monitor in real-time what’s going on inside a battery. This is the way to a better battery and a more sustainable world.

Li-ion battery electrolyte design
A pack of free resources to further your understanding of electrolyte solutions and additives

Improving the performance of Li-ion batteries
A pack of free resources on factors that influence battery performance

Sustainable safety testing
Unilever has been researching and applying alternatives to animal testing, and working with industry, academia, government scientists and NGOs to usher in a new era of sustainable safety testing that isn’t reliant on animal models.

A biodegradable future
By investing in research, working with its partners across its supply chain, and considering the entire product lifecycle, Unilever is making a biodegradable future obtainable.