News Marine Litter

12.01.2020

A pilot study published in October 2019 provides for the first time an overview of global plastics flows. The Global Plastics Flow study with data from 44 countries also documents the current status of the circular economy worldwide and how much...

12.01.2020

The Global Plastics Flow study provides us for the first time with global data also on the status of the circular economy. It makes clear the global dimensions of the waste that lands in the environment and identifies which regions of the world are...

11.01.2020

At a conference on plastic and microplastic in the environment, which took place at the Austrian environment agency at the end of November, the delegates were in full agreement as to what is lacking when it comes to gathering of information on this...

09.01.2020

The Global Plastics Alliance (GPA), an alliance of associations in the global plastics industry, recently submitted its 5th progress report on projects on marine and water protection, reports GPA member, PlasticsEurope. The report covers nearly 400...

09.01.2020

With a new funding program to set up disposal and recycling structures in Asia and Africa, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) is focusing on countries and river regions in which the largest quantities of waste end up in the seas.

08.01.2020

In May 2019, more than 30 organisations from industry, science, civil society and public institutions founded the PREVENT Waste Alliance in Germany, which, as a platform for exchange and international cooperation, aims to advance the setting-up of...

08.01.2020

In September 2019, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) joined the STOP project, which Borealis and SYSTEMIQ founded in 2017. STOP develops solutions oriented to the circular economy with the aim of reducing pollution from plastic littering in...

04.09.2019

Until now, the role of tyre abrasion in the pollution of the waterways has not been taken into account in the model "From Land to Sea – Model for the documentation of land-based plastic litter". However, in view of the increasingly common custom of...

04.09.2019

An international project team under the leadership of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) recently spent five weeks in the Pacific Ocean examining the occurrence and final destination of microplastics in the oceans. The expedition...

04.09.2019

Plastics are valuable materials – a view shared by Germany's Federal Environment Agency (UBA). However, because plastics can also become a big problem later if they end up in the environment as litter, the Agency has submitted a new paper that gives...