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LimnoPlast

Sources and solutions for freshwater microplastics

Microplastics pose a major global threat, but are generally poorly understood. Mostly, plastic enters fresh water sources inland, but almost nothing is known about how and where this occurs. This prevents authorities from managing or mitigating the problem at its source. The EU-funded LimnoPlast project is addressing this issue with a four-pronged approach: data assessment, training, technological solutions and behaviour change. The project will analyse the sources and impacts of freshwater microplastics, and train scientists at the coal-face of the microplastics issue. The goal is to develop innovative solutions to remove microplastics from the environment, and find environmentally-friendly polymers. Finally, the project will promote communication and policy interventions to address the problem of microplastics at the system Level.

You will find further information at: https://www.limnoplast-itn.eu/ 

Project duration

November 2019 bis Oktober 2023

Project coordinator

- University of Bayreuth

Project partners

- AALBORG UNIVERSITET
- ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
- EVONIK TECHNOLOGY & INFRASTRUCTURE GMBH
- FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
- HHL GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
- KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
- NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
- SYNDICAT INTERDEPARTMENTAL POUR L'ASSAINISSEMENT DE L'AGGLOMERATION PARISIENNE
- GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
- UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
- UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
- STICHTING VU

DIN e. V. is associated partner of the project limnoplast.

Project Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 860720.


Contact

DIN e. V.
Ms. Dr.

Lydia Vogt

Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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