I’m passionate about marine wildlife and attended local beach cleans to help combat marine litter. While I was able to physically pick up several items, I’d noticed difficulties in collecting fishing nets, so designed a tool to help.
“The torch is a sustainable low-tech concept in a high-tech world – sometimes the simplest ideas are those that work most effectively. I am deeply committed to creating sustainable products that have a positive impact on our world both now and in my future career.”
Our students come up with some incredible designs, which I’m really looking forward to seeing at our showcase this week. It’s fantastic to see Chris recognised as one of the UK’s leading new designers in the Green Grads scheme, and I hope his initiatives make an impact now and for many years to come.
Associate Head of School - International
International Marine Litter Research Unit
Marine litter is a global environmental problem with items of debris now contaminating habitats from the poles to the equator, from the sea surface to the deep sea.