The international conference provides an opportunity to learn and exchange knowledge on the topic of microplastics in soils and is aimed at scientists and decision-makers alike. The first day of the event focuses on the state of the science, the second day on identifying policy solutions and recommendations for action at the European and international level.
This hybrid event will take place on 19 and 20 October 2022 at the Neue Mälzerei, Friedenstraße 91, D-10249 Berlin in Germany, allowing for both in-person and online participation.
As a result of the conference, concrete recommendations for policy action will be derived. To achieve this, the content of the conference will be divided into three thematic areas:
- behavior and effects of plastics in soils;
- detection of plastics in soils;
- deduction of the need for political action.
If the pandemic situation permits, the conference will be held as a hybrid event with approximately 75 people in attendance. The event will be recorded and broadcast live on the Federal Environment Agency's YouTube channel.