30 Jul 2021 EVENT

Online Symposium 'Challenges of microplastic analysis – Bridging state of the art and policy needs'

The methods currently applied to the study of microplastics are manifold, each with its shortcomings and advantages. The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) set out to better understand the characteristics and performance of the various methods in use, and organised an inter-laboratory comparison study on microplastics in water, in collaboration with BAM (German Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung).

This event will summarise the outcome of this study and present other similar research studies. The results of these studies will be put in perspective with policy needs in view of (existing or upcoming) legislation. A plenary discussion on bridging the state of the art of microplastics analysis and policy needs should lead towards the identification of practical approaches for microplastic monitoring.

The symposium will take place on September 9th, 2021 from 14:00- 18:00 CEST and bring together experts in the field, public authorities and legislators interested in the topic.

Click here for more information on the event and the draft agenda.