The European Union has decided to ban single-use plastic items like cutlery and straws from 2021 onwards. Up to 500,000 tons of European plastic waste end up in our oceans each year, severely damaging our ecosystems. The Single-Use Plastics Directive is a first step towards reducing these tremendous amounts.
FILTECH is the largest filtration event world-wide. This year, several presentation will address the topic of microplastics from different perspectives. Another focus will be on filtrating waste water from industry and municipalities.
PhD students of the research focus "Plastics in the Environment" are invited to apply for the five-day WinterSchool "Plastics in the Environment", which will take place from 10 to 14 February 2020 in Döllnsee, Brandenburg. The working language will be German.
At the WinterSchool, PhD students can