Tag Archives : University of Plymouth


Plymouth to trial innovative new Sea Bin to tackle plastic pollution

A new ‘Sea Bin’ is to be trialled as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to tackle plastic pollution. A Sea Bin is a floating rubbish bin that can capture annually 90,000 plastic bags, 35,700 disposable cups or 16,500 plastic bottles. It is one of the latest projects to be developed to support the Plymouth, […]


New technology centre offering smart solutions for marine industry

The official launch of the new Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC), based at Oceansgate in Plymouth, was held last night attracting more than 100 representatives from key marine organisations from across the region. The launch revealed more information about the centre’s offering, including the development of the Plymouth Smart Sound ‘proving area’, where organisations can […]


Plans to create new gateway for Plymouth at railway station set for green light

Plymouth’s plans to improve the city’s welcome for rail passengers and to regenerate the area around the station are under starter’s orders. The Council’s plans to support the area’s transformation are to be given a green light with Cabinet being asked to approve a £26 million funding package when it meets on 11 September. Building […]


Channel swimmer highlights importance of tackling plastics pollution

Plymouth got a high profile boost for both its Plan for Plastics and a potential bid for National Marine Park status when Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans, stopped by in Britain’s Ocean City as part of The Long Swim. Lewis, who was born in Plymouth but now lives in Africa, is swimming the […]


Parents, carers and health professionals attend nutrition and breastfeeding event

Plymouth is hosting an event today, Tuesday 3 July, to celebrate breastfeeding and promote good nutrition and health in the first year of life. The ‘Starting Off Well’ event is taking place at the Guildhall and has speakers from Plymouth City Council, Livewell Southwest, University of Plymouth and First Steps Nutrition Trust, as well as […]


Plymouth supports Refugee Week 2018

Launch event at the Plymouth Hope Festival and Family Fun Day, Brickfields Sports Centre, on Saturday 16 June 2018, 10am to 5pm. Partners in Plymouth are holding a series of events to celebrate Refugee Week (16-22 June) 2018. Led by Plymouth Refugee Communities Forum with help from a network of volunteers, Plymouth City Council, the […]