Seaweed of opportunity
Could seaweed save our oceans? The short answer is: yes. In fact, next-generation bioplastics could decrease pollution, increase biodiversity and improve the lives of coastal residents too.
We’ve all seen the images – whales with stomachs full of plastic. Sea birds with plastic milk bottle rings stuck around their necks. Fish swimming through a haze of plastic particles in our once-pristine oceans. Petroleum-based plastics are having a huge – and devastating – impact on our planet.
But, Professor Peter Ralph isn’t the type to surrender in the face of an environmental catastrophe. In fact, the Director of the UTS Climate Change Cluster (C3) and founder of the Deep Green Biotech Hub is working with his team to devise an unlikely – and revolutionary – solution that has the potential to transform coastlines and marine environments across Southeast Asia.
Read the full story in UTS Newsroom.