Reuse, recycle: five brands show how it’s done

Five pioneering companies are using innovative methods to reuse and recycle textiles and other products that would otherwise go to landfill

Is BAMB the future of sustainable building?

Buildings constructed with reusable materials create added value in an industry where sustainability is increasingly in the spotlight

Seven top construction innovations

At every level, from conceptual design, new materials and construction to maintenance, innovative digital devices, applications and methodologies are making their mark in the building industry

Building platform for metal 3D printing

The ManSYS project will contribute to the acceptance of metal additive manufacturing as a trustworthy and economically viable manufacturing technology, says Onno Ponfoort of Berenschot, exploitation manager of the ManSYS platform

Upcycling is the new recycling

Upcycling is new recycling

New forms of packaging can extend its life or upgrade the material for another use, as Maxine Perella discovers

Wearable tech that’s fashion forward

From emotion-sensitive couture to customisable smart timepieces, a newly style-centric approach to wearable technology could yet prove its making, as Henry Farrar-Hockley reports

Perfect way to design in a virtual world

There is a better way to develop new packaging which avoids time-consuming and costly mistakes, says Dassault Systèmes

Clear way ahead for contacts

There’s more to modern contact lenswear than simply choosing a hard or soft option, writes Nicky Collinson