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SOLVE magazine highlights cross-disciplinary research performance and impact from researchers across the University
As a university, we have a responsibility to communicate what we are learning.
Only by sharing our knowledge will we succeed as a community and as a nation. That's why we're producing SOLVE magazine – to share as scientists and educators our research and knowledge-building that stand to make a difference to the world.
Introducing the current issue
The 2016 discovery of a ‘plastic digesting’ enzyme initiated a new movement in research and innovation at the University of Portsmouth: Revolution Plastics.
This special edition of SOLVE is all about the Revolution Plastics journey so far. I hope you will find inspiration in discovering how far we’ve come.
Across a wealth of projects – from engineering enzymes for use in industrial-scale recycling, to crafting new sustainable composite materials, to influencing plastics policy across the globe – more than 70 researchers focus on enabling practical action with revolutionary impact.
Our goal is to drive forward the innovations, global partnerships and policies that will make possible a circular economy in which plastic is never wasted, but rather reused or recycled.
An island city with a rich marine ecology, Portsmouth is perfectly placed to stand against the scourge of plastics pollution. Change that starts here will end with a more sustainable world for everyone. So, fittingly, this is a revolution in which all of us can play a role
Professor Graham Galbraith
Vice-Chancellor, University of Portsmouth
Read the previous issue
If you enjoyed reading the special Revolution Plastics edition of SOLVE, take a look at our previous issue for stories about how we’ve supported space missions, virtual sets for Shakespeare plays, new dinosaur discoveries, the journey to Net Zero, the Lionesses’ victory in Euro 2022 – and much more.