Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

20 articles found

Wanted - old toothbrushes for recycling at University of Portsmouth

06 April 2021 3 min read

Portsmouth’s first recycling centre for toothbrushes and other dental products opens this week as part of the University of Portsmouth’s on-going commitment to improve its environmental sustainability.

toothbrush

University helps city achieve 'Plastic Free Community' status Portsmouth has been awarded the status in recognition of its work to reduce the impact on the environment of single-use plastic.

17 March 2021 3 min read

The University of Portsmouth’s work to combat plastic pollution has helped the city achieve ‘Plastic Free Community’ status.

Discarded plastic bottle

Resident led groups launched to tackle climate change The groups will be a key part of a city-wide ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030.

15 March 2021 2 min read

Residents and businesses who are passionate about climate change are being encouraged to join a series of groups launched by the Portsmouth Climate Action Board, to encourage sustainable change in the city.

Overhead shot of parks in Portsmouth

Experts share behaviour change tips for tackling plastic pollution in Portsmouth

09 February 2021 2 min read

The Environment Agency and the University of Portsmouth hosted an online plastic pollution workshop

seafront image

Transforming the Plastics Economy The University of Portsmouth will lead a discussion on the importance of transforming the plastics economy at the New Statesman's Global Policy Forum.

08 February 2021 2 min read

The University of Portsmouth will be leading a discussion on the importance of transforming the plastics economy at the New Statesman and Spotlight's Global Policy Forum on 9 February 2021.

New Statesman Global Policy Forum 9 February 2021

University signs partnership to help tackle urban plastic pollution in the global South The agreement is part of the University’s Sustainable Transitions to End Plastic Pollution (STEPP) project.

10 December 2020 2 min read

The University of Portsmouth has signed a partnership agreement with a leading university in Bangladesh to help tackle the problem of urban plastic pollution in the global South.

Empty plastic bottle stuck in fishing rope.

University joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation to tackle global sustainability issues Becoming a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network is an integral part of the University’s Revolution Plastics initiative.

04 December 2020 2 min read

The University of Portsmouth has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy.

Piles of plastic rubbish stacked up in cubes

University launches plastic revolution to tackle global pollution crisis Over 285 people joined the community launch of the University's Revolution Plastics initiative.

03 December 2020 5 min read

The University of Portsmouth’s Revolution Plastics initiative brought together members of the Portsmouth community to explore how the global plastic crisis affects Portsmouth and what we can do to make a difference in the city

Portsmouth sculpture by Pete Codling filled with plastic bottles

New research will combat marine plastic pollution in South East Asia The project involves world-leading researchers, policy groups and community leaders in the UK, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

21 October 2020 3 min read

University of Portsmouth researchers are to share in £6m funding to help to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems in South East Asia.

Plastic bags floating in the ocean

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