Tosca Ballerini

Marine biologist and scientific journalist, Tosca Ballerini is concerned with issues such as the climate crises, marine resources, pollution, citizen science, and data analysis.

Plastic in the ocean: reducing pollution will have positive impacts on the economy

One of the most ambitious regulations in the world to tackle plastic pollution in the ocean, the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) will come into force on January 1, 2021. Ev...

Advanced Learning is the Key to Green Jobs

For over thirty years, the “European Capital of Culture” initiative has aimed to promote the contribution of culture to urban development. Matera, the capital of Italy’s Basilicata...

Intelligent Plastic Designed for Chemical Circularity

The Brett Helms Research Group, part of the California-based Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has synthesised a new type of plastic polymer – poly(diketoenamine)s or PDKs – t...