The prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize has been awarded to a team of researchers from the University of Exeter for their pioneering work on the harmful impacts of plastic pollution on humans and wildlife. Professors Tamara Galloway, Brendan Godley, Lorna Harries and Dr Ceri Lewis received the honour for their submission on the effects of marine […]
Lauren Haughey analyses our consumerist mindsets over the holiday period
Issy Murray explores the damaging effects of microfibres in our clothes and explains the actions we can take to reduce it.
Sophie Goschen scrutinises the topics of tampon tax, period poverty and sustainability
Elinor Jones discusses the effects that festivals have on the environment Since first stepping foot in a festival field aged 11, I’ve been hooked on the combination of live music; camping; being in the great outdoors and attending festivals of all shapes and sizes, from Exeter to Spain. Growing up in a rural area, I […]
Trying to shop ethically on a student budget isn’t the easiest thing in the world, and some sustainable influencers would have people believe that sustainability is an all or nothing game. However, there are plenty of small, affordable ways to follow a more ethical lifestyle that can fit into a student budget without going entirely […]
Water water everywhere, but what’s in the bottles we drink? 1 million plastic water bottles are purchased each minute, worldwide. But, are we really getting what we pay for, or is there a hidden truth inside each bottle we guzzle? The answer lies in recent findings by the World Health Organisation (WHO): revealing that 90% […]
Since their first synthesis in 1907, humans have been reliant on plastics, and it is no secret that in the 21st century they make up a huge part of our everyday lives. One of the main reasons for the success of plastics is that they are hugely versatile, and come in many different forms. These […]