After the euphoria had been dampened at the beginning of the negotiation week in Paris, there was a good result in the end: The Chair H.E. Mr. Gustavo Adolfo Meza-Cuadra Velasquez and the INC Secretariat were given a mandate to present a first draft ("zero draft") in the run-up to the next negotiations. This is an important next step.

In the new webinar series of the research focus, results of the collaborative projects are presented.

The Special Issue on “Plastic Contamination: Challenges and Solutions” focus on addressing all aspects of plastics

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is seeking to hire a candidate with an MSc in Analytical Environmental Chemistry (or related field) for a paid PhD position (4 years).

This year, the Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference (ICEC) took place from 30.11. to 03.12.2020.

The joint research project "Plastikbudget" is organizing citizen forums on four Saturdays in March, with the aim to work out citizens’ recommendations on the use of plastics. Everyone interested is warmly invited to join!

Consumers of all ages have the opportunity to become part of an exciting project of the joint research projects VerPlaPoS and MaReK.

At the status conference of the BMBF research focus Plastics in the Environment – Sources • Sinks • Solutions, posters were displayed that

A series of posters has been produced for the workshop on the cross-cutting topic 4 "social and political dimension of plastics in the environment" at the status conference of the research focus. These posters illustrate the social science research of ten joint research projects and summarise first interim results briefly and concisely. The posters are now available for download.

The amount of plastic waste found at and in German rivers is still unexplored in many places. Following campaigns in 2016, 2017 and 2018, young people aged 10 to 16 are once again called upon to support science and go on expeditions as "plastic pirates" in 2019. The next sampling period will take place from 1 May to 30 June 2019.

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