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Top tips for tackling plastic pollution -- from marine scientists

By Bryony A. Caswell, Lecturer, University of Hull
Cath Waller, Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Hull
Clare E. Collins, Postgraduate Research Student in Environmental Sciences, University of Hull
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Do you ever find yourself staring at the supermarket shelf in turmoil, trying to make the most environmentally sustainable choices from an overwhelming array of available products? You’ve brought your reusable shopping bags, you’ve searched for produce that isn’t wrapped in plastic and you’ve carefully scanned the labels for evidence of fair labour rights and sustainably sourced palm oil – but it’s still really hard to work out which items are the most environmentally friendly.

Research has brought to light the scale of the challenge posed by plastic pollution. Pieces of plastic used…


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