News Marine Litter

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...

15.10.2018

For around two years, the authors from the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (Fraunhofer UMSICHT) in Oberhausen, Germany, have been compiling data on the state of knowledge as regards microplastics and macroplastics...

15.10.2018

A team headed by Laurent Lebreton from the Ocean Clean-up Foundation in the Dutch town of Delft has collected new findings on the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and has now made them public. The patch is apparently much larger than had...

15.10.2018

A pilot study in five federal German states has provided extensive data on the presence of microplastic particles in inland waters. The research team headed by animal ecologist, Professor Christian Laforsch from the University of Bayreuth, concludes...

15.10.2018

With a joint project called RUSEKU, which stands for "Representative Investigation Strategies for an Integrative System Approach to Specific Emissions of Plastics into the Environment", coordinated by the Federal Institute for Materials Research and...