TextileMission: Expert Conference

TextileMission: Expert Conference

Experts point out promising solutions

What do we know about the extent of environmental pollution caused by microplastics? What role do synthetic textiles play in this? And how can the input of textile microplastics into the environment be sustainably reduced? These and other questions were the focus of a conference on 17 May 2018 at the Hotel Dietrich Bonhoeffer Haus in Berlin, which was organised by partner organisations of the joint project "TextileMission".

The aim of the event was to present the BMBF-funded project "TextileMission" to a selected expert audience, to discuss possible solutions and to offer an exchange platform for representatives from industry, research, politics and NGOs. The main issues to be discussed were:

- Microplastics in the environment - status quo of research
- Biobased plastics and biodegradability of fibre materials
- Potentials of textile technology research
- Filtering of microplastics in sewage treatment plants

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