International Marine Litter Research Unit team
University of Plymouth: International marine litter research draws on a rich and varied resource of researchers. Meet our team and collaborators.
Microplastics in the ocean
Plymouth University research news: A case study from the Research Excellence Framework looking at the work of Professor Richard Thompson, and his investigation of the threat of microplastics in the ocean.
Impact: International Marine Litter Research Unit
International Marine Litter Research Unit's research impact: our research has impacted on UK, European and American policy and has influenced companies to phase-out microplastics from their products.
Plastic Fantastic: Professor Richard Thompson OBE features in a new three-part BBC Radio 4 series about our love/hate relationship with plastic.
Clearing up the scourge on our streets
As its students prepare to take part in the Great British Spring Clean tomorrow, academics from the University of Plymouth write about the scourge of litter in our towns and cities
Students sign up to the Great British Spring Clean
Members of the Geography and Environmental Science societies are hoping to make a positive impact on the community on Sunday 5 March