SIDISA 2021 Webinars: Damià Barceló (Director of ICRA)
Title of the conference: “Macro-and micro-plastic litter and increased Covid-19 based plastic pollution in the aquatic environment: analysis, effects, remediation and policy solutions”
Day: 12 May
Hour: 11.30 am
This presentation will cover, in the first part, different as- pects of Micro-Plastics (MPs) and Macro-Plastic litter pollution in coastal waters, waste waters, rivers, sedi- ments and lakes. Case stud- ies of MPs pollution in sev- eral coastal environments, sediments and catchments of China, Saudi Arabia, India, Mexico, Europe and Australia will be reported. The second part will be devoted to plas- tic litter and its increase use under COVID-19 outbreak. This is related to an exces- sive use and consumption of single-use plastics, including personal protective equip- ment, masks and gloves. This presentation aims to provide an integrative and insightful overview on the effects of COVID-19 on MPs pollution and its potential implica- tions on the environment and human health. Lastly, remediation strategies and policy solutions to mitigate the global MPs problem will be addressed.
Free attendance for already registered participants to SIDISA 2021