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.

38 posts found

How do we know when faults were active? Research by Dr. Catherine Mottram throws a new light on how faults developed

26 November 2020 9 min read

Dr Catherine Mottram, Senior Lecturer in the School of the Environment, talks about her research which is helping change the way we look at faults.

Dr Catherine Mottram standing in a science lab

The ocean is swimming in plastic and it’s getting worse – we need connected global policies now Research shows the volume of plastics going into our oceans is dismal. Systemic change is essential.

17 September 2020 4 min read

Steve Fletcher, Professor of Ocean Policy and Economy, and Dr Keiron Roberts, Research Fellow in Clean Carbon Technologies and Resource Management write for The Conversation about the growing problem of plastics being dumped in oceans

Bottle floating in blue ocean

What happens to the plastic you recycle? Researchers lift the lid Where our recycling goes is a more complex and problematic issue than we thought

02 September 2020 Professor Diego Vazquez-Brust 7 min read

Diego Vazquez-Brust, professor of Global Business Sustainability and Strategy at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the realities of where our recycling goes

Recycling bin against wall

Coronavirus face masks: an environmental disaster that might last generations What type of mask to get and how to clean them

14 August 2020 8 min read

Keiron Philip Roberts, Cressida Bowyer, Simon Kolstoe, and Steve Fletcher, from the University of Portsmouth, write for The Conversation about the environmental impact of disposing masks incorrectly

face mask covered in sand

Can Portsmouth lead the way for a sustainable plastics future? Professor Steve Fletcher discusses Revolution Plastics

29 June 2020 5 min read

Professor Steve Fletcher discusses the Revolution Plastics initiative and our ambition to tackle the global plastics crisis

Steve Fletcher

Towards becoming a climate positive University

29 June 2020 5 min read

Ian McCormack from our Estates and Campus Services shares some of our work to eliminate plastics, manage waste and reduce energy consumption. Find out more.

Rendered image of new sports centre

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