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Read all of our latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni.
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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

Ten top tips to revolutionise your plastic use Simple steps you can take to help reduce plastic waste in your daily life

17 March 2021 4 min read

Ten simple eco-friendly steps you can take to help reduce plastic waste in daily life

Reusable coffee cup

The role of universities in transforming the plastics economy The University of Portsmouth’s panel session at the New Statesman’s Global Policy Forum brought together a panel of experts to discuss how to transform the global plastics economy

18 February 2021 9 min read

The University of Portsmouth’s panel session at the New Statesman’s Global Policy Forum brought together a panel of experts to discuss the role of universities in transforming the plastics economy

Person with plastics

Is there promise in a global plastics pact? Professor Steve Fletcher explores the potential for a global agreement to transform the plastics economy

03 December 2020 6 min read

Professor Steve Fletcher explores the potential for a global agreement to transform the plastics economy

Landfill site with plastics in Europe

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

Rubbish is piling up and recycling has stalled – waste systems must adapt It is crucial to ensure that waste sector staff are protected and recovered materials are uncontaminated and safe to use in supply chains, explains Dr Keiron Roberts for The Conversation

30 April 2020 Dr Keiron Roberts 8 min read

Keiron Philip Roberts, a Research Fellow in low/clean carbon technologies within the University of Portsmouth Research England funded GreenTech South Innovation hub, writes for The Conversation about the fragility of our waste cycle system

Overflowing rubbish bin

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