News tagged with: marine-litter
Message in a bottle project launches with new scientific trackers
The University of Plymouth is among the partners in a first-of-its-kind study tracking how plastic bottle pollution moves through the open ocean, with each device named for a G7 nation.
Social media and science combine to show how ship’s plastic cargo dispersed from Florida to Norway
A ship’s container lost overboard in the North Atlantic has resulted in printer cartridges washing up everywhere from the coast of Florida to northern Norway, researchers at the University of Plymouth found.
Plastic recycling results in rare metals being found in children’s toys and food packaging
Some of the planet’s rarest metals – used in the manufacture of smartphones and other electrical equipment – are increasingly being found in everyday consumer plastics, according to new research by the University of Plymouth.
University commits to reduction of single use plastics
The University of Plymouth has launched a Plan for Plastics to enhance its reputation as a world-leading centre for research into the causes and impacts of marine litter, and to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated on its campuses
Marine litter expert supports efforts to eliminate plastic pollution from the Galapagos Islands
Professor Richard Thompson, Head of the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit, joined an international research expedition to the Galapagos Islands in an attempt to reduce the impact of marine litter on the region’s wildlife.
University scientist works on report highlighting plastic’s threat to human and planetary health
University of Plymouth news: Professor Richard Thompson OBE FRS is among scientists on the Minderoo-Monaco Commission on Plastics and Human Health
Leading scientists express concern over micro plastics in the ocean
Plymouth University news: Microplastics are becoming an increased concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical risks they pose to organisms.
University explores impact of climate change and microplastic pollution in the Antarctic
Scientists from the University of Plymouth are involved in an international scientific expedition - Antarctic Quest 21 - investigating humans' impact on the Antarctic
Scientists call for global push to eliminate space debris
University of Plymouth news: A collaboration led by the University has urged leaders to learn lessons from the management of the High Seas and act to protect Earth’s orbit.
Plastics and rising CO2 pose combined threat to marine environment
Research involving the University of Plymouth found that three weeks in the ocean greatly altered the bacterial diversity on plastic bottles.
Fulfilling the ambition of a lifetime
University of Plymouth graduate Dr Emma Rendle will join the crew of eXXpedition for 24 days as it sails from Easter Island to Tahiti
Mixtape plays again more than two decades after vanishing on Spanish holiday
The University of Plymouth has worked with artist Mandy Barker to tell the amazing story of a mixtape she found washed up on a beach in 2017