European Conference on Plastics in Freshwater Environments

plastic waste in the water
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Berlin, 21–22 June 2016

The objective of this conference was to exchange knowledge on plastics in European freshwater environments and to discuss its environmental and societal implications.

Stakeholders from regulation, non-governmental organisations, industry, water resources management, waste management and science presented lectures and posters on various topics, including

Sources and Sinks ● Environmental Concern ● Risk Perception ● Management Options.

The conference was organised by the German Environment Agency and the German Federal Institute of Hydrology on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. It included a full range of academic sessions, plenary lectures and poster corners.

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