Goal 14: Research
The University’s research activities play a key role in our approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Here’s a wider showcase of our work addressing Goal 14.
Through the Diverseafood project, our researchers are investigating how seafood can contribute to sustainable, healthy diets.
They are assessing the best methods to transition to more diverse seafood intake by looking at the impacts of sustainable aquaculture at the levels of business models, policy, and consumer acceptance.
Our One Bin to Rule Them All research programme has drawn on our Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub in our Henry Royce Institute, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Sustainable Consumption Institute to work with 17 industry partners and local authorities to address key challenges in the plastics lifecycle.
Researchers from our Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub are also working with the manufacturer Callaly to develop alternative sustainable materials for menstrual hygiene products to help combat the growing need for natural-renewable alternatives for plastics.
Researchers from our School of Environment, Education and Development have found a direct link between the disposal of untreated wastewater with raw sewage and microplastic contamination of river habitats.
Having highlighted the alarming levels of microplastic pollution in UK rivers and the evidence of poor regulation, our academics are now calling for urgent action by governments and regulators to protect our rivers.