News Marine Litter

07.09.2020

The BKV is participating in the joint project "MicBin – Microplastics in Inland Waters" within the BMBF research program "Plastics in the Environment – Sources, Sinks, Solutions". One of the work packages in the MicBin joint project has now been...

07.09.2020

From 20 – 21 April 2021, the concluding conference of the research program of the Federal German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) “Plastics in the Environment – Sources • Sinks • Solutions” will take place in Berlin.

06.09.2020

A research team from the Alfred-Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), has come to a surprising conclusion after carrying out a laboratory study, namely that sea bass excrete almost all the microplastic particles...

05.09.2020

The Australian research organization CISRO and the Dutch University of Utrecht came together to examine the question of what happens to the "missing plastics", in other words the quantities of plastic waste that should arithmetically be present in...

04.09.2020

Germany's popular consumer magazine Öko-Test has published a study on microplastic particles in mineral water that received considerable attention in the media. It said that, according to an analysis of a total of 71 samples especially from several...

03.09.2020

Microplastic particles, i.e. particles with a size of 1 to 1,000 µm, in foodstuffs is becoming a keenly debated topic of discussion. Initial studies are being published that prove their presence. One example is the study on microplastic in mineral...

02.09.2020

Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) published in May the results of a study carried out on the careless disposal of waste in the public domain – described here as littering. It says that the occurrence of litter in the environment has...

31.08.2020

A team from EU-Eindhoven has presented a resource-saving concept car that focuses on lightweight construction and recycling materials. The students are using a composite material consisting of flax, recycled PET bottles and recycled aluminum. A...

29.05.2020

The model developed on behalf of the BKV entitled "From Land to Sea – Model for the documentation of land-sourced plastic litter" has been updated and further developed on the basis of fresh data and new facts. In the present fourth version, there is...

29.05.2020

The "WASHING FORUM", a digital platform for sustainability in the fields of washing, rinsing and cleaning in private households in Germany, has published a new fact paper on the topic of microplastics. Part 1 of the fact paper "Microplastics in the...