We analysed data from 29,798 clean-ups around the world to uncover some of the worst litter hotspots
Litter hotspots were associated with socioeconomic factors such as a concentration of built infrastructure, less national wealth and the level of lighting at night.
Advanced recycling: turning plastic waste into resources
Advanced recycling technologies could turn problematic plastic waste destined for landfill into valuable resources.
Solving the mystery of the death of millions of seabirds
Our researchers have solved the mystery of three million seabird deaths.
These are the plastic items that most kill whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds
Plastic in the ocean is eaten by over 700 species, but just a few items are responsible for the most deaths.
We estimate there are up to 14 million tonnes of microplastics on the seafloor. It’s worse than we thought
The amount of microplastics on the seafloor is up to 35 times more than the estimated weight of plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface.
Earth Challenge 2020: the app to map plastic pollution
Our research is being used for the Earth Challenge 2020 citizen science app to generate a global picture of how much plastic pollution there is.
Powering our future oceans with floating research labs
Could converting old sea-worthy freighters into floating research arks help power future marine science? We chatted to our experts as part of World Oceans Day to find out.
Treading water: putting seaweed tyres on the road
Could seaweed tyres be an effective substitute for synthetic rubber in tyres? Our experts weigh in on World Oceans Day.
May science quiz: what’s the buzz?
You May-bee the king or queen-bee of science knowledge in your house, but can you hold your own in our May science quiz? Buzz-inga!
Sink or swim: marine debris on land vs seafloor
Our scientists, together with Project Aware and Ocean Conservancy, have conducted the largest global survey of land and marine debris.
Plastic pollution gets trapped on the beach
A significant amount of plastic pollution from our ocean ends up washed up along our coasts, mostly towards the back of the beach where it becomes trapped in vegetation.