6 search results for “plastic soup” in the Student website
Plastic between your toes
The sand on European beaches may look pristine, but in every kilogram of sand there are on average 250 microplastics: fragments smaller than 5mm. These results are part of a study from Leiden researchers with the help of beach-goers throughout Europe.
CanalCups: getting to plastic-free canals
Two weeks after 3 October the Leiden canals were still full of plastic disposable cups. Auke-Florian Hiemstra and fellow students have fished thousands of these cups out of the canals and photographed them. Now they put a photo of one of these canal cups on Instagram every day.
Interview Mare: Microplastics are everywhere, we don't know yet if that does no harm
Microplastics are small pieces of plastic found in the environment. At CML research have been conducted in the distribution of these plastics on beaches around the world using citizen science. In addition, CML is conducting in depth case-studies in the Caribbean and along the Dutch coast. Follow-up
LUC The Hague: Thijs Bosker on the use of plastics
Every year mankind produces 500 billion kilos of plastic; 40 percent of this are disposable plastics and 9 billion kilos ends up in the environment. Last week Dr. Thijs Bosker, Associate Professor in Environmental Science at LUC, was interviewed by several Dutch media on plastic pollution and the upcoming
'Our plastic use is going to change'
'We have to look for products that can replace ordinary disposable plastics, for example of organic material. Within 20 years, the average plastic use of a household will be largely reduced.' According to Thijs Bosker, Associate Professor at Leiden University College, in Edition NL of Tuesday, October
Saving the environment by banning plastic bags?
What is the influence of the 2016 ban on free plastic bags on the environment? Industrial ecologist Stefano Cucurachi received a LUF grant of €75.000 to answer this question.