News Marine Litter

08.05.2019

A survey by the German Packaging Institute (DVI) came up with a very interesting result concerning the topics of packaging, plastic and the environment. According to the DVI, in answer to the question whose fault it is that plastic litter ends up in...

20.12.2018

A new study from the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT examines the contribution made by cosmetics, detergents, cleaning agents and cleansers to the introduction of synthetic polymers into the environment. It also discusses the common definition of...

19.12.2018

A further project as part of the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) "Plastics in the environment" is called EmiStop. This is a joint project for the systematic documentation and avoidance of microplastic emissions...

18.12.2018

Initial studies have dealt with the topic of plastic discharges into the environment via compost. Germany's Federal Compost Quality Assurance Organisation has carried out studies on the contribution made by composts to this problem. In a brief...

17.12.2018

250 organisations, including global packaging producers, brand owners, industrial and recycling companies, as well as governments and NGOs, have already signed the agreement "A Line in the Sand". This global initiative is headed by the Ellen...

17.12.2018

The initiative by Germany's Plastics Packaging Industry Association (IK) called "Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland" (ERDE – a recovery concept for crop plastics) is gaining in importance. Not only is the number of participating plastic film...

16.12.2018

In November 2018, the state parliament of Lower Saxony dealt intensively with the subject of marine litter. The background was a parliamentary inquiry labelled "Out of the plastic age: Protect the seas, waterways and soil!" originating from the...

15.12.2018

At the 2nd Stakeholder Conference on 20 November in Brussels, representatives from politics, administration, industry and the environment were agreed that a strategy to reduce plastic litter in the environment can, in the end, only be successful if...

14.12.2018

At the 14th Bavarian Water Days on 14 - 15 November in Augsburg, the agenda focused on current challenges for water management: Apart from legionella prophylaxis and Water Management 4.0, the subject of microplastics was one of the key subjects at...

15.10.2018

The model "From Land to Sea – Model for the documentation of land-sourced plastic litter" is based on an assumption of how much plastic waste is discarded into the environment as litter. The assumption goes back to a study by the Bavarian Environment...