Media coverage – December 2019

University appoints award-winning architects to work on new Engineering and Design facility
The University of Plymouth has appointed internationally award-winning architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to create an iconic new Engineering and Design facility on the western edge of its main campus.

Most Christmas jumpers contain plastic
National media coverage references a 2016 University of Plymouth study which showed that washing clothes can release up to 750,000 microscopic fibres into the marine environment.

The Mayflower – 400 years on
Dr Kathryn Gray, Associate Professor (Reader) in Early American Literature, talks on Radio 4's Sunday programme about the legacy of the Mayflower and the impact it had on local communities in New England.

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Could dark carbon be concealing the true scale of ocean ‘dead zones’?
A study led by Dr Sabine Lengger measured the stable isotopes of organic carbon in sediment cores taken from the ocean floor.

Study calls for improved sanitation and the environmental management of pharmaceuticals in developing economies
New research led by the University of Plymouth suggests that failure to ensure the environmental sustainability of growing patient access to medicines in developing economies could increase the risk of adverse environmental impacts.

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