Plastic Bags in sea. Overlapping silhouettes of plastic shopping bags floating in the sea.

That's the question being asked by Dr Andrew Turner in his guest lecture featured on The Student Room this week

If you have any opinions you'd like to voice or are simply interested to see how the debate pans out you can join in what promises to be a lively debate.

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Dr Andrew Turner Black Plastics

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

If you want to develop your understanding of human impact on the global environment and turn classroom theory into solutions to real environmental problems, environmental science at Plymouth offers exceptional opportunities.

You’ll develop a thorough understanding of issues relating to biodiversity, marine conservation, sustainability and climate change.

Learn more about BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
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Marine litter, microplastics on the beach.

Leading the charge against plastic pollution

The University is at the forefront of international research into the causes and impacts of marine litter and is now taking action to reduce the plastic waste generated on its campuses

Read more about our Plan for Plastics