Birmingham Energy Institute News

The spiralling environmental cost of our addiction to cordless products

Using Smart

When Lithium Ion batteries degrade they pose a fire or even an explosion risk and the UK lacks the facilities to recycle them. The Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials have been speaking to 'Wired' and 'Which?' Magazine about their plans to overcome this challenge.

BBC World Hacks investigate the cool ways of keeping things cool

Donkey's transporting vaccines form part of the cold chain

This week, BBC World Hacks interviewed Ian Tansley, Peter Dearman and Professor Toby Peters about the vast and expensive system to keep things cool across the world. This system costs billions and has a big environmental cost, but in poorer countries, this 'cold chain' is just in its infancy.

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