News Marine Litter

29.05.2020

A team from EU Eindhoven has presented a resource-saving concept car that goes for lightweight construction and recycling materials. The students utilised a composite material of flax, recycled PET bottles and recycled aluminium. A considerable...

29.05.2020

In a recently published status report, the Austrian Environment Agency (UBA) gives an overview of the latest national and international studies – in some cases also from the agency itself – that deal with the topic of microplastic. Many analyses show...

29.05.2020

According to a new study from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), microplastic particles both from the Arctic and from the North Atlantic end up in the deep sea of the Fram Strait, where they occur in...

29.05.2020

Seven years ago, the market research company Conversio Market & Strategy GmbH developed a new calculation model on behalf of the BKV to estimate the quantities of plastic litter ending up in the seas. It was entitled: "From Land to Sea – Model for...

29.05.2020

Anyone who buys a reusable bag from the Austrian start-up company 'bgood', plants a tree at the same time. With every purchase with the bag from the discounter Denner, the company pays the NGO One Earth – One Ocean for the retrieval of the equivalent...

13.01.2020

At the end of last year, BKV presented a discussion paper entitled "Discharges of tyre abrasion from Germany into the seas". For this purpose, Conversio Market & Strategy GmbH, which carried out the research on behalf of the BKV, established how much...

12.01.2020

A pilot study published in October 2019 provides for the first time an overview of global plastics flows. The Global Plastics Flow study with data from 44 countries also documents the current status of the circular economy worldwide and how much...

12.01.2020

The Global Plastics Flow study provides us for the first time with global data also on the status of the circular economy. It makes clear the global dimensions of the waste that lands in the environment and identifies which regions of the world are...

11.01.2020

At a conference on plastic and microplastic in the environment, which took place at the Austrian environment agency at the end of November, the delegates were in full agreement as to what is lacking when it comes to gathering of information on this...

09.01.2020

The Global Plastics Alliance (GPA), an alliance of associations in the global plastics industry, recently submitted its 5th progress report on projects on marine and water protection, reports GPA member, PlasticsEurope. The report covers nearly 400...