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?'
Plan for Plastics
The University is aiming to reduce its reliance on single use plastics and enhance its world-leading reputation for marine litter research.
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.
Plastic Fantastic: Professor Richard Thompson OBE features in a new three-part BBC Radio 4 series about our love/hate relationship with plastic.
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
Responses of marine algae to heavy metal pollution
Plymouth University research - responses of marine algae to heavy metal pollution
Plymouth University research - marine pollution
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.