International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Leif G. Anderson
Martin Jakobsson, Dan Larhammar, and Carl Gustaf Lundin
Purpose of Measurement:
Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential
This resource reports out on a symposium, arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science's Environment and Energy Committee and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The symposium facilitated the exchange of knowledge on microplastics in marine environments, with sub-topics including distribution, degradation and toxicity, and risk management. Solutions analyzed in this report covered toxicity - human health and ocean plastics and bioengineered solutions - microbial and fungal enzymatic degradation.