Irish ban on microplastics

On 20 February 2020 the Microbeads (Prohibition) Act 2019 came into effect in Ireland. The Act prohibits the manufacture or the placing on the market of a cosmetic of cleaning product containing microbeads. Microbeads in medicinal products or sunscreen are exempted. While several EU countries […]

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The value of waste

Many plastic fibres may be released in the wastewater when we wash synthetic clothes. These micro-sized fibres are difficult to remove in conventional wastewater treatment plants, and now these fibres are among the most common type of microplastics found in lakes and streams. Prof. Marcel […]

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Interview in Spanish

Our own Spanish speaker has been interviewed about her work. She speaks about our project with Trabaja en Medio Ambiente, which translates as “Work in the Environment”. The interview, titled “Micropl√°sticos en plantas de agua dulce, cadena tr√≥fica y contratos predoctorales, con Alicia Mateos” (Microplastics […]

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Project on microplastics wins Google Science Fair

small pieces of plastic in a dish with sand

Irish student Fionn Ferreira from West Cork has won the Grand Prize at the Google Science Fair. His project, entitled “An investigation into the removal of microplastics from water using ferrofluids” explores a new method for the extraction of microplastics (plastic particles less than 5mm […]

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