Tracking microplastics in the Mekong: a research overview

This week I would have been presenting my work in Vienna at the European Geoscience Union (EGU). However, EGU have been amazing, moving everything online and making the conference free and much more inclusive. Instead of presenting, online discussions are taking place with researchers uploading their presentation materials for everyone to see. It’s exciting because…

Toilet paper that’s planet friendly

Everyone is going a bit crazy for toilet roll at the moment. We usually buy toilet roll in bulk from Who Gives A Crap but as I’m sure you know a lot of places are sold out; it’s mad! I’ve been meaning to do some research on whether Who Gives A Crap are truly the…

Going Low-Waste – Chatting with Clare Collins

Clare has been on her low-waste journey for around 10 years, and has even managed to cut down her waste dramatically with a young family, which got me very excited – I instantly wanted to learn how she has done this so decided to interview her so I can share her advice and journey with…

Climate change in a (plastic) bottle

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted, mainly due to moving house, having my annual review (woo I’m a second year PhD candidate now!), moving into a new office, presentations and moving labs! Last weekend was my first free weekend in a long time and it was so nice to just be at home…

Guilty frequent flyer – carbon offsetting your flights

I love flying – we can get to amazing places so quickly but I’ve really started to worry about the environmental impact that I’m having. I’ve flown a lot this year and I’ll be flying at least twice more before the year is up… I’m definitely feeling guilty about it especially as my work means…