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Microplastics – A Hidden Problem Out of Control

22 November 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Each year billions of particles of micro plastic find their way into the marine environment and being hard to degrade, they accumulate.  They have become ubiquitous and are abundant not only in all of the five ocean´s subtropical gyres but now also in arctic sea ice. Some particles are found suspended in the water, where they can enter the food chain by being ingested by filter feeders, ranging from zoo plankton to baleen whales whereas other particles sink to the bottom to be ingested by benthic species.

The presentation will give an overview which including:

  • Sources of primary and secondary micro plastics)
  • Route to the oceans
  • Transportation within the oceans
  • Ecological implications
  • Legislation
  • Actions proposed by CIWEM (Chartered Institute of Water & Environmental Management)


22 November 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Edinburgh – venue to be announced
Edinburgh, EH1 United Kingdom




Organizer Point of Contact
Christine Murray
Type of event

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