Sustainability and environment blog

From plastic pollution to green infrastucture, we're dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and developing techniques to improve the future of our planet.

In the Sustainability and the Environment theme blog, our experts cover topics including fast fashion, marine conservation and the latest research in the fight against climate change.

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From plastic pollution to green infrastucture, we're dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and developing techniques to improve the future of our planet.

In the Sustainability and the Environment theme blog, our experts cover topics including fast fashion, marine conservation and the latest research in the fight against climate change.

56 posts found

How easy is it to avoid single-use plastics for one week? We catch up with students that took the Plastic Free July challenge to avoid single-use plastics to see how they got on.

26 July 2021 7 min read

Find out how three Portsmouth students managed to give up single-use plastics for one week as part of the Plastic Free July challenge.

Plastic free shopping bag

Repairing our relationship with waste Clare Seek is one of our Plastic Heroes, inspiring the local community to take action on plastic waste.

23 July 2021 6 min read

Clare Seek is one of our Plastic Heroes. She founded the city’s Repair Café and Plastic Free Portsmouth and inspires the community to take action on plastic waste.

Clare Seek, Founder of Portsmouth's Repair Café and Plastic Free Portsmouth

Where to take hard to recycle plastics in Portsmouth We've compiled a list of places in the city where you can take plastic items that are hard to recycle.

22 July 2021 3 min read

A quick list of places in Portsmouth and Southsea where you can take items that are hard to recycle, including crisp packets, cartons and plastic packaging.

Recycling drinks cartons

Coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean Legacy pollutants are chemical contaminants that take a long time to break down in the environment and often still cause harm to humans and wildlife

15 July 2021 7 min read

Professor Alex Ford writes for The Conversation on how chemical contaminants that take a long time to break down and often still cause harm to humans and wildlife are at risk of leaking into the ocean

Image of landfill next to a body of water

Take the Plastic Free July challenge Plastic Free July is a global event helping millions of people give up single-use plastics. Are you ready for the challenge?

01 July 2021 2 min read

We're challenging staff, students and the community to try the Plastic Free July challenge as part of Revolution Plastics

Woman shopping in a zero waste store

New material inspired by spider silk could help solve our plastic problem

10 June 2021 7 min read

Professor Hom Dhakal writes for the Conversation on how plastics have caused serious environmental pollution, and the new material that mimics spider silk made from abundant and sustainable plant proteins

Oranges in a plastic bag

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