Plastics in the environment is a growing issue and the problem needs to be addressed at many levels. We are contributing to projects and programs that are generating an understanding of the distribution as well as the environmental effects from plastics. We are working to use developing technologies and techniques to map plastics in the intertidal and we are using both advanced technologies and citizen science as a ways of collecting data.
Akvaplan-niva is contributing to projects examining and understanding of the environmental impacts of plastics and programs developing mitigation measures. Including projects focusing on the reduction of plastic entering the environment through reducing plastic use, as well as waste management plans for cleanup actions.