News Marine Litter

25.01.2018

Alongside legal regulations, standards are nowadays also gaining increasing importance in connection with marine litter. In this case, the main aim of measures to introduce standardisation is to lay down uniform definitions, to harmonise measuring...

25.01.2018

At the International Boat Show 2018 for water sports and boat-building held in Düsseldorf from January 20 - 28, 2018, plastics producers, Messe Düsseldorf and sports associations set out to make visitors increasingly sensitive to the protection of...

25.01.2018

Masses of new animal species are appearing on the beaches of the US west coast. Over the last few years, many of the immigrant marine creatures have been arriving on pieces of plastic from Japan across the ocean. It was all caused by the submarine...

25.01.2018

As part of a joint initiative, Borealis, Borouge, mtm plastics and SYSTEMIQ have set up a four million euro project in South-East Asia to help improve waste management there. They announced the project STOP – Stopping the Tap on Ocean Plastics – at...

25.01.2018

For the first time, a globally operating consumer goods company – namely Henkel – has entered a strategic partnership with an initiative that supports the setting up of a recycling infrastructure in countries in which people live in poverty. The aim...

22.09.2017

The model entitled "From Land to Sea – A model for recording land-based plastic waste" is being enlarged. The aim is to draw up an overall picture for Germany that now also includes the plastic litter that ends up in the Baltic Sea and Black Sea.

21.09.2017

From June 21 – 23, the three working groups of the roundtable on Marine Litter met for their fourth meeting in Berlin. BKV Project Manager Stephanie Cieplik also presented the model developed on behalf of BKV entitled "From Land to Sea – A model for...

20.09.2017

One possible discharge pathway for microplastics into the aquatic environment is the washing of polymer textiles. Various research projects are currently occupied with this topic. We would like to present you here with an overview of the – sometimes...

20.09.2017

In preparation for the G20 summit under German Presidency, government representatives, industry experts, and representatives from science and civil organisations in all G20 states have agreed on an action plan to combat marine litter. The G20...

19.09.2017

In its latest report "Harm caused by Marine Litter", the Joint Research Centre (JRC) gives an overview of the most important social, economic and ecological effects on the environment caused by Marine Litter. The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy...