© Alan Jamieson / Newcastle University The Atlantic, 27.02.2019, Author: Ed Yong Alan Jamieson remembers seeing it for the first time: a small, black fiber floating in a tube of liquid. It resembled a hair, but when Jamieson examined it under a microscope, he realized...
The round table marine litter [Link: https://muell-im-meer.de/] brings together representatives of environmental conservation organisations, institutes, the Industry and economics and is hosted by the Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie, Bauen und Klimaschutz [Link: http://www.umwelt.niedersachsen.de/startseite/], the Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit [Link: https://www.bmu.de/] and the Umweltbundesamt [Link: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/].
The two-day conference took place in Hannover on the 29th and 30th of August this year, where lake and land-derived input were being discussed. In this setting, current projects, regulations and proposals were presented, discussed and worked on. Among others, the EU commission legislative proposal for plastic strategy, the ban of dolly-ropes, or the avoidance of using primary microplastic particles have been discussed.
DEEPWAVE took the opportunity to present the BLUE STRAW campaign as well as the current political situation under the topic substitution of household items.