Report suggests love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solution
Tapping into the public’s passion for the ocean could be the key to reducing the threats to it posed by plastic pollution, according to a report by the University of Plymouth and University of Surrey published in Nature Human Behaviour
World leader in microplastic research receives award from the Zoological Society of London
Professor Richard Thompson, Head of the International Marine Litter Research Unit at the University of Plymouth, has been presented with the 2017 Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation by the Zoological Society of London
Plastics research under the microscope
It has been quite a year for Professor Richard Thompson, marine biologist, and the man whose research over the last decade has put microplastics pollution on the global map.
Reduction in use welcome but more legislation required to solve waste problem
Plymouth University news: In the wake of Tesco’s announcement that plastic bag use has dropped 78% in its stores since 5p charges were introduced, a leading scientist says more work is needed to address the issue of plastic litter in the environment
Can beach cleans do more than clean up litter?
Plymouth University news: New study examines the well-being and educational value for people participating in beach cleans, how this experience influences future behavioural intention, and how they compare with other coastal activities