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Waste Aid...helping those lacking waste infrastructure by Anne Sayer

In Gunjur, a coastal town in the Gambia, and one of the most westerly points of Africa, a woman is fashioning a tile out of sand and plastic waste ...

Sea Bin Portsmouth- a summary

This was the second year of the See Bin Sea Change event at Portsmouth University. The talks were well attended (but still plenty of room for more ...

See Bin 2 event

We will be attending this great event now in it's second year. For anyone interested in learning more about Marine plastic pollution this is a grea...

Should we worry about microplastics in our seafood? By Christina Thiele, PhD researcher at the University of Southampton

Microplastics have received quite a bit of news coverage lately. Microplastics are tiny plastic particles between 0.0001 mm and 5 mm, and can com...

An appetite for plastic?! How our plastic consumption is affecting coastal bird populations by Vicky Inglis

The effect of plastics on our environment and wildlife is almost beyond the scope of our imagination, and scientists are just beginning to uncover ...

Sea Bin Sea Change Event Portsmouth

See Bin Sea Change and the Tidal Bin Project -Helping to clean up our Oceans By Dr Elizabeth Clutton    I had been working at the Institute of Mari...

The blog is back..

After a blog break we thought we should really start again before the end of 2017! We also have some guest blogs on the way so stay tuned ....      

The end is in sight..the final push MCS plastic challenge

There are somethings that I haven't quite got around to trying, like the no bin bag experiment, however I think I have pretty much acquired a healt...

At last just what I've been looking for! MCS plastic challenge

Day 21! Things have been progressing well over the past couple of days. We have baked lots of cakes and biscuits and going to the beach has been pl...

Plastic-less-ness..why bother and how to find the time ...?! MCS plastic challenge

Some days I have relished the plastic challenge, others I have certainly felt a bit half hearted in my endeavours.  I recently wrote to one of the ...

Living life without single use plastic- the challenge goes on

Days 10-11: What do you do when you are on a plastic challenge and your husband brings you a picnic to the beach with plastic and more plastic .." ...

Let the challenge begin--blog about the MCS plastic challenge-until end June 2017

Day 1: Day one of the plastic challenge did not not start well...I thought for some reason I wasn't starting the challenge until the 4th (don't ask...