04.08.15

CALL FOR PAPERS: Solutions for Microplastic Pollution

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 15 September 2015

Microplastics in the environment. Credit: nova-Institut GmbH

Scientific studies have shown that plastics greatly contribute to the littering of the environment. Plastic particles can be found in the air, in the soil, in rivers and lakes, and especially in the marine environment. Plastic particles with a diameter smaller than 5 mm are referred to as microplastics. These can be secondary fragments created by the breaking up of larger pieces of plastic such as packaging materials, or fibres that are washed out of textiles. They can also be primary plastic particles produced in microscopic sizes. These include particles used in cosmetics and in other applications.

nova-Institute invites all stakeholders from industry, academia, non-governmental organisations and other interested parties to participate in this call for papers. nova is searching for innovative solutions to reduce pollution through microplastic in the environment:

  • You collect plastic waste and recover the material for innovative products: Submit your abstract!
  • You produce materials that substitute conventional plastics and degrade in natural environments; special focus on bio-based and biodegradable plastics: Submit your abstract!
  • You are engaged with education to prevent plastic littering, you develop strategies to combat marine pollution, you have concepts how to avoid plastic in applications directly entering the environment: Submit your abstract!

Please submit your abstract to Ina Hellge (ina.hellge(at)nova-institut.de)- no formal requirements are needed. The best papers will be selected for oral presentations on the second day of the conference. Selected participants of the call are welcome to display their concepts on a poster wall in the foyer of the venue throughout the duration of the conference.

Source: nova-Institut GmbH

Kontakt

Mr. Dominik Vogt
Tel.: +49 2233 4814 49
dominik.vogt(at)nova-institut.de