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Exploring our impact on the World

The future of the planet is at stake – and our research is exploring how we can help protect it

Climate change and green infrastructure. Clean water and sanitation. The impact of plastics and pharmaceuticals. Low carbon design. Ecological systems and biodiversity. These are just a handful of our research areas within the Sustainability and Environment theme.

Led by Professor Stephen Fletcher, our research promotes environmental awareness and we develop techniques for evaluating and improving damage to land and marine ecosystems.

Our plastics research

We're working with partners in business, government and academia around the world to find innovative solutions to the planet's plastic pollution crisis. Find out more about how we're facing the global plastics challenge.

Research features

Explore our research features for a snapshot of our research in this field.

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