News Marine Litter

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...

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...