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

A pocket-sized solution to plastic pollution Louis Capitanchik is one of our #PlasticHeroes. He co-founded Jetsam Tech, an app allowing anyone to map plastic pollution in Portsmouth.

29 July 2021 4 min read

Louis Capitanchik is one of our #PlasticHeroes. He co-founded Jetsam Tech, an app allowing anyone to map plastic pollution in Portsmouth.

Male with dark hair and full beard wearing a navy gingham shirt with a brick wall behind him

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

Nine coffee shops in Portsmouth that can help you go plastic free Discover where you can take your reusable coffee cup in Portsmouth and Southsea and avoid single use plastics

08 July 2021 3 min read

Discover the cafés where you can take your reusable coffee cup in Portsmouth and Southsea and avoid single use plastics

Reusable coffee cup at Southsea beach

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

How the PlastiCity project is increasing urban recycling rates to over fifty per cent Discover the project that’s repurposing ‘lost plastics’, improving inner-city recycling methods and finding opportunities for change during the pandemic.

03 June 2021 8 min read

Discover the project that’s repurposing ‘lost plastics’, improving inner-city recycling methods and finding opportunities for change during the pandemic.

Recycling bins

Can biodegradable nets tackle unsustainable fishing? Dr Ben Drakeford leads the University’s mission to help reduce marine litter and ‘ghost fishing’ through the development of biodegradable fishing gear.

26 May 2021 4 min read

Dr Ben Drakeford leads the University’s mission to help reduce marine litter and ‘ghost fishing’ through the development of biodegradable fishing gear.

Fishing nets in Portsmouth

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

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