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Lead academic: Professor Peter Hopkinson (Business School)
Lead academic: Michele Miller (Business School)

Ocean Plastic: Turning the tide through the circular economy

Challenge overview

New for 2018, the Ocean Plastics Challenge are running one enquiry group that students can take part in.

The tide of plastics in the Ocean is rising rapidly creating damage to marine ecosystems, people’s livelihoods and wider socio-ecological damage. Exeter academics are at the forefront of finding solutions to this global challenge. You will meet them and hear from them during the enquiry. The enquiry will also be supported by individuals from businesses, NGOs and Government involved in ‘Reversing the Plastic Tide’. Students will be asked to develop and propose solutions to support a transition to a New Plastics Economy based on the principles of the circular economy.

Clip from Blue Planet
David Attenborough