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.

35 posts found

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

Fashion's plastic footprint Do we need a revolution to address the environmental impact of fast fashion?

07 April 2021 5 min read

60% of clothes are made from plastic-based materials. Do we need a revolution to address the environmental impact of fast fashion?

Molly Huntington sustainable fashion image 4

Five ways fish are more like humans than you realise

31 March 2021 4 min read

Dr Matt Parker writes for the Conversation on facts and misconceptions about fish

School of fish

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