Measurement needs for microplastics

WORKSHOP: Measurement Needs for Microplastics

Micro and nano plastics quantities in the environment are growing fast and there are concerns about the potential consequences for the environment and human health. To have reliable data are mandatory for the society, to meet regulatory requirements and, in particular, for the decision-makers.

International interlaboratory studies to validate and assess the protocols for the sampling, detection and modelling the phenomena is a priority for standardisation. In a wide-spread industrial and commercial reality, many aspects must be studied to manage the flow of waste material from different sectors and industries