Sunglasses made of marine litter
By selling sunglasses with frames made of recycled plastic retrieved from the sea, the people responsible for "The Ocean Cleanup" project headed by Dutchman Boyan Slat want to do something different to raise money for the project after the it...
This international conference took place from 23 to 27 November – not, as planned, on the island of Lanzarote but online. In fact, more than 1,000 people took part in the predominantly virtual conference MICRO 2020. It was the third edition of the...
Microplastics in inland waters – but not in the sea
The BKV is participating in the joint project "MicBin – Microplastics in Inland Waters" within the BMBF research program "Plastics in the Environment – Sources, Sinks, Solutions". One of the work packages in the MicBin joint project has now been...
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Save the date: Concluding conference “Plastics in the Environment”
From 20 – 21 April 2021, the concluding conference of the research program of the Federal German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) “Plastics in the Environment – Sources • Sinks • Solutions” will take place in Berlin.
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Sea bass excrete the microplastic they ingest
A research team from the Alfred-Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), has come to a surprising conclusion after carrying out a laboratory study, namely that sea bass excrete almost all the microplastic particles...
Study on the "missing" plastic waste
The Australian research organization CISRO and the Dutch University of Utrecht came together to examine the question of what happens to the "missing plastics", in other words the quantities of plastic waste that should arithmetically be present in...
Öko-Test study on microplastic in mineral water
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...
On the analysis of microplastic particles in foodstuffs
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...
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Status quo on littering in Germany
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...
Alliance to End Plastic Waste and USAID are partners
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...
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