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Plastics in the environment

To what extent can plastics be found in water, soil, air, in the oceans and on the coasts in Germany? How and why do they get there at all? Where is further research needed - and what measures can be taken to reduce the amount of plastics in Germany? On the occasion of the World Oceans Day on 8 June 2019, the German Environment Agency published a current overview.

Kunststoffe in der Umwelt

To what extent can plastics be found in water, soil, air, in the oceans and on the coasts in Germany? How and why do they get there at all? Where is further research needed - and what measures can be taken to reduce the amount of plastics in Germany? On the occasion of the World Oceans Day on 8 June 2019, the German Environment Agency published a current overview.

Consultation about Reducing Marine Litter: Action on Single Use Plastics and Fishing Gear

Within the framework of the recently published plastic strategy of the European Union general public, business associations, companies, researchers and experts, NGOs, international organisations and institutions, fishermen and fisheries organisations are invited to take part in the consultation regarding marine litter till the 12th of February.

PLAWES

Microplastic Contamination in the Weser- Wadden Sea – National Park Model System: an Ecosystem-Wide Approach
September 2017
December 2020

In PLAWES, the modelling system of the German national park Weser-Wadden Sea is the first large European river basin that is investigated in detail regarding its microplastic pollution to.

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