Paints and Microplastics. Exploring the Possibilities to Reduce the Use and Release of Microplastics from Paints. Feedback from the Paint Sector

Year of Publication

2021

On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the RIVM identified recent developments and measures taken in the Dutch paint value chain that can lead to a reduction in microplastic emissions.

Source:

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Author(s):

Aardoom, JJ, van Deursen, L, Rompelberg, CJM, Standaar, LMB, Suijkerbuijk, AWM ,van Tuyl, LHD, Versluis, A, Wouters, MJM

Geography:

Global

Type:

Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential, Monitoring and Evaluation

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows

On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the RIVM identified recent developments and measures taken in the Dutch paint value chain that can lead to a reduction in microplastic emissions. The goal of this report is to give an overview of these findings without recommending or prioritising the developments or measures identified. This report serves as a starting point for discussions between policymakers and stakeholders in the Dutch paint value chain on how to move forward on the issue of microplastics release from paints.