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The CRC 1357 Microplastics as part of the Main Fluss Film Fest in Bayreuth


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As a cooperation partner of the Main Fluss Film Fest 2023, the CRC 1357 Microplastics participates with a Bayreuth City Talk (Stadtgespräch) and at the action day "Mein Main" in the Wilhelminenaue.

Main Fluss Film Fest in Bayreuth, Bayreuth City Talk (Stadtgespräch) on 15. March 2023

Title: Mikroplastik in Main(em) Fluss – Wie kommt es rein & was macht es dort?

Plastics are a curse and a blessing at the same time - on the one hand they enable us to live a comfortable and modern life on the other hand we find smallest plastic particles, the microplastic, in our waters, in cosmetics, in food and in our bodies. Microplastic is a collective term for tiny particles consisting of a wide variety of plastics and additives. Their properties are very diverse, making it difficult to make accurate statements about the extent of environmental pollution and the risk to human health. Together with colleagues at the University of Bayreuth, ecologist Christian Laforsch is studying the chemical and physical properties of microplastics and their effect on the environment. They want to be able to better assess environmental risks and provide a basis for the development of environmentally friendly plastics. In the lecture, Christian Laforsch will provide insight into how microplastics are formed, how they are transported in the environment, what biological effects have been observed, and what questions science hopes to answer next.
Date: 15 March 2023 | Time: 18:00 to 19:30 | Location: Iwalewahaus, Wölfelstraße 2, Bayreuth, Germany.
Link to the event: here

Main Fluss Film Fest in Bayreuth, action day "Mein Main" (Wilhelminenaue)

Focus: Mikroplastik

How is microplastic investigatedin the river Main? What are the effects of microplastics on organisms in the Main river? Exciting insights into the topic of microplastics are offered by the Collaborative Research Center 1357 Microplastics of the University of Bayreuth.
Date: 26. März 2023 | Time: 10:00 to 17:00 | Location: Wasserspielplatz, Wilhelminenaue, Bayreuth
Link to the event: here

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