Category Archives: materials

One thing we have learnt this week – Henderson Island

Henderson Island we have learnt this week is not only one of the most remote places on earth but possibly one of the most polluted.  Henderson Island is an uninhabited overseas British territory which is part of the Pitcairn group … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – too well insulated?

Are homes getting too well insulated?  I’ve just heard an interesting report on the radio about this.  There has been a step change in energy efficiency regulations in the UK over the last 10 years or so*.  This is good … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – ocean plastics recycled

As has been mentioned on this blog before ocean plastics are a real problem.  Marine animals can be killed when they swallow them and by doing so chemicals in them enter the food chain.  In at least one place in … Continue reading

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Particulates and Alzheimer’s disease

There could be a link between particulates and Alzheimer’s disease.  This is according to a study just released which has found particulates in the brains of people who have died from this disease.  This adds to the list of problems … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- Helium its a gas!

This site doesn’t just cover depletion of oil but also occasionally other materials such as helium.  There are several things I expect you did not know about helium since neither did I.  First its the second most abundant element in … Continue reading

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Peak stuff?

As lent is almost open us it seems appropriate to write about “peak stuff”.   Have we in the west reached peak stuff?  There have been some comments in the last few weeks from business people suggesting we might have reached … Continue reading

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Materials

When people think about resource limitations they rarely think about materials.  However, not everyone has ignored this issue.  A few years ago my parent’s church was plagued by thefts of lead from its roof.  After several such raids the churches … Continue reading

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