Consumption

What can be done to reduce plastic usage?

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Bioplastics

Can we replace conventional plastics with sustainable materials?

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Microplastics

What are the effects of plastic waste in the environment?

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Marine Litter

How do we cope with plastic waste in the environment?

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News

5 March 2018

Superficial or Substantial: Why Care about Microplastics in the Anthropocene?


In his recent Viewpoint in Environmental Science and Technology, G. Allen Burton asks why “fellow scientists continue to focus on superficial microplastics risks” as “low exposure concentrations dictate there could be no risk”.

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28 February 2018

Getting a taste of researching: My two weeks in PlastX – Insights from an intern


You want to learn more about our work? ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research offers the opportunity for pupils to complete an internship. This two weeks internship supports career choices and gives insights in the daily work routine: what’s science and what means inter- and transdisciplinary research.

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21 February 2018

Vietnam’s island Phu Quoc: What’s left from the paradise?


Vietnam gained dubious fame: Its one of the top five countries contributing most to marine litter. So, what’s the case? Insights from my first field study: The case of Phu Quoc.

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