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

Politics and packaging in the food industry Professor Trott explores how smarter packaging could actually cut down food waste

12 January 2021 2 min read

Professor Paul Trott is countering anti-plastic confusion by explaining how some kinds of plastic can actually reduce problems of waste.

Paul Trott smiling against a blue background. Life solved logo in left corner

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

Parasites and pollutants Professor Alex Ford and his team's discovery of ‘zombie’ parasites in UK waters

19 November 2020 9 min read

Professor Alex Ford tells us about his discovery of ‘zombie’ parasites in UK waters in our podcast, Life Solved. Read more.

Professor Alex Ford smiling wearing blue shirt on beach, Life Solved logo in left hand corner

The Impact of Covid-19 on sustainability This project seeks to understand the changes that occurred in consumers’ sustainability during Covid-19 and the reasons for these changes

19 November 2020 4 min read

This project seeks to understand the changes that occurred in consumers’ sustainability during Covid-19 and the reasons for these changes

reusable bag

Tackling our plastics problem with big tech and big thinking Life Solved the podcast returned with a special episode on sustainability and economics

16 November 2020 9 min read

Life Solved the podcast returns with a special episode on sustainability and economics. Read more.

Turtle swimming with plastic bag in its mouth, with Life Solved Logo in corner

Using Citizen Science approaches to ask questions about Covid-19

23 October 2020 9 min read

ACT Nairobi utilises a number of different creative methodologies to explore issues around COVID-19, including cellphilming, music, puppetry and visual arts.

Covid 19

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

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