Recycled electrical products lead to hazardous chemicals appearing in everyday items
A study at the University of Plymouth shows chemicals such as bromine, antimony and lead are finding their way into food-contact items and other everyday products because manufacturers are using recycled electrical equipment as a source of black plastic
Does the plastic tax go far enough to help protect the environment?
Dr Andrew Turner's guest lecture featured on The Student Room asks, 'Do you think the plastic tax goes far enough to help protect the environment?'
Microplastics research highlighted as one of UK’s 100 best university breakthroughs
The University of Plymouth’s world-leading research into the causes and effects of microplastics has been named as one of the UK’s 100 best university breakthroughs in a new list compiled by Universities UK
Scientist supports Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at the source
Professor Richard Thompson, Head of the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit, is supporting the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment.
New study reveals the global impact of debris on marine life
The University of Plymouth news: A study by two researchers in the Marine Institute has found that 693 species have been affected by marine debris through entanglement, ingestion and other harmful effects.
Plastics in the marine environment
University of Plymouth research in plastics in the marine environment
High levels of hazardous chemicals found in plastics collected from Lake Geneva
A survey of Lake Geneva, conducted by scientists at the University of Geneva and the University of Plymouth, finds it contains a wide range of plastic pollution -- some of which could be decades old
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