News Marine Litter

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...

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...