Microplastics Updates September 2019

Journal articles

Effects of microplastics on wastewater and sewage sludge treatment and their removal: A review

An interlaboratory comparison exercise for the determination of microplastics in standard sample bottles

Fusion of microplastics into the mussel byssus

Microplastics as vectors of contaminants

Microplastic pollution on the Persian Gulf shoreline: A case study of Bandar Abbas city, Hormozgan Province, Iran

Distribution and impacts of microplastic incorporation within sea ice

Occurrence of tire wear particles and other microplastics within the tributaries of the Charleston Harbor Estuary, South Carolina, USA

A study on characteristics of microplastic in wastewater of South Korea: Identification, quantification, and fate of microplastics during treatment process

In the news

Microplastics in the Great Lakes: Becoming benthic

Tampa Bay contains 4 billion bits of microplastic, shocking study indicates

New technique can show link between prey and microplastics

WHO says microplastics in water not a health risk, more research needed

Microplastics may now affect how Arctic sea ice forms and melts

Microplastics in freshwater are mostly laundry lint

Microplastics turning up in human stool

Other Plastic News

Brands asked to pay premium for using new plastic

Plastic teabags release microscopic particles into tea

3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution

Brands ask consumers for behavior change to reverse the problem with plastics

Conferences (chronological)

6th World Congress on Green Chemistry and Recycling – Seoul, South Korea (10/14-10/15)

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Toronto, Canada (11/03-11/07)

UN Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – Santiago, Chile (12/02-12/13)

15th World Convention on Waste Recycling and Reuse – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (02/21/20-02/22/20)

Job Opportunities

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