Plastic Waste from the Sea

“Fishing for Litter” – Sorting Analysis and
Material Testing of Plastic Waste from the Sea

Every year, more and more waste ends up in our seas, with a devastating impact on marine flora and fauna. Working together with fishermen on the North and Baltic Seas, NABU, Germany’s Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, launched the “Fishing for Litter” projecting 2011. Main objective to the project is retrieval of marine litter cached by chance during ordinary fishing and environmentally sound disposal onshore. But what happens then with the waste from the sea? In a downstream step, the waste is analyzed at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. With dedicated processing, should path the way to sustainable recycling is opened up.

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