Micro-Plastics – sources and distributions ways

The 18th Kieler Marktplatz, took place in Kiel on March 26 on the subject "Micro-Plastics – sources and distributions ways"

On our coasts and riverbanks and in our seas we often find plastic garbage like plastic bags or plastic bottle. Less obvious - but no less common - are microscopic plastics: Microplastic. Microplastic are solid and insoluble synthetic polymers (plastics) with less than five millimeters. They are used in the cosmetics industry, they serve as abrasives, film former, filler and binder, and they are part of the tire abrasion. Their degradation pathways and environmental impacts are, however, largely unexplained and a subsequent removal from the environment is only very limited possible. The event clarifies the sources and ways of microplastics, shows impacts and filtering capabilities, and introduces measures that a city can take.


100 guests followed the invitation of the Cluster "Future Ocean" and the Maritime Cluster Schleswig-Holstein and followed and discussed topics such as tire abrasion, research on jellyfish and microplastics, microplastic in the compost bin, filter technics at sewage treatment plants...



Mikroplastik in der Umwelt. Was wir wissen und was wir nicht wissen
Thea Hamm und Dr. Mark Lenz, „Ozean der Zukunft", GEOMAR, Kiel

Mikroplastik in den Weltmeeren mit Volvo Ocean Race
Stefan Marx, SubCtech GmbH, Kiel

PICOFIL – ein innovatives Filterprinzip
Prof. Dr. Jan Henrik Weychardt, Fachhochschule Kiel

Optimierte Materialien und Verfahren zur Entfernung von Mikroplastik aus dem Straßenablauf
Daniel Venghaus, M.SC. Institut für Bauingenieurwesen, Berlin

Mikroplastik aus der Biotonne
Ralph Hohenschurz-Schmidt, WAR Rendsburg-Eckernförde mbH, Borgstedt