News Marine Litter

04.09.2019

As the next step on the way to a "Maritime litter cleanup", the non-profit environmental organisation, One Earth – One Ocean e.V. (OEOO) from Munich and Kiel is building the next litter collection vessel "SeeKuh 2.0". It will be able to benefit from...

04.09.2019

Some months ago, Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd, together with the company Plastic Bank, jointly opened a collection station for plastic waste in the Philippines. According to the partners, more than 40 tons of plastic have already been collected there,...

04.09.2019

BKV will again be represented with its own stand at the upcoming K 2019 in Düsseldorf, due to be held from 16 to 23 October. Marine litter will be one of the two main topics. The BKV stand will be located on the Science Campus in Hall 7, booth SC13.

15.05.2019

At present there is no generally recognised definition of the term "microplastic", and it is not clear, for example, which substances fall under the term. In the course of this summer, the international standardisation committee ISO/TC 61 "Plastics"...

14.05.2019

According to a new study from the University of Bayreuth, macro and microplastic particles are also present in agricultural areas. Per hectare, according to a calculation by a research team headed by Prof. Christian Laforsch, there are 206 macro...

13.05.2019

At the beginning of the year, the cargo ship MSC Zoe lost 290 containers in the North Sea in heavy storms. The flat-screen TVs and plastic toys that have been floating around ever since created plenty of headlines. Erik van Sebille, oceanographer at...

12.05.2019

"Plastics in the Environment – Sources, Sinks, Solutions" is a research focus of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and, with 20 joint projects and over 100 participating institutions, is the world's largest research project...

11.05.2019

Ökopol, the "Institut für Ökologie und Politik GmbH" based in Hamburg, is currently in the process of estimating, on behalf of the Federal Environmental Agency, the amounts of plastic discharged into the environment. It has also been looking at the...

10.05.2019

In order to meet the ambitious targets of the circular economy, the Austrian plastics industry recently came up with 10 measures under the title "Rethinking plastics". Austria will thus become a model region for sustainable plastic cycles. The...

09.05.2019

At the beginning of this year, the "Alliance to End Plastic Waste“ (AEPW) was founded in London, bringing together globally operating companies in the plastics and consumer goods value chain. The alliance is a non-profit-making organisation...