Both the versatility and durability of plastics makes it a commonly used material, but causes growing environmental problems and concerns. The newly established research platform PLENTY investigates the global plastic pollution by assessing the environmental impact of plastics and the societal perception of plastics in daily life. We aim to effectively link the environmental and socioecological aspects on the fate of plastics in our environment.

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This Saturday (17/11/2018) there is a documentary about the plastic problem


The PLENTY kick-off event focuses on how to approach one of today’s most discussed environmental challenges. Debate some of the most pressing...

In the media

Ein Artikel vom 7.9.2018 mit Beitrag vom Ozeanographen Gerhard J. Herndl