The Life Scientific

Alerting the world to microplastics in the ocean

Professor Richard Thompson OBE is the subject of BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific broadcasting on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

Richard has spent decades studying the harm that microplastics might cause to marine life, his work was instrumental in the UK ban on microbeads in shower gels and exfoliating scrubs, and he advised government to ban single use plastic bags from supermarkets.

Find out more about Professor Richard Thompson and his work with the International Marine Litter Research Unit.


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