Project Ocean Plastic – Collect garbage for a chance to win one of three hand-sewn upcycled bags from the Faculty of Science!

The photo shows a beach, in the background you can see the sea. In the foreground you can see plastic waste lying around.
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Ocean Plastic – What’s hidden inside the garbage?

Garbage in the world’s oceans is a serious problem for the environment. Plastic packaging in particular hardly decomposes and is a danger to animals and organisms in the sea. There are now projects that fish garbage out of the sea, but the question is, what to do with it? Can these plastics be recycled? The recycling of plastics is usually complex and cost-intensive and must be tailored to the particular plastics and ingredients.

The Ocean Plastic project of the research group of Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner, Chair of Aroma and Smell Research at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (FAU) wants to find out how plastics are changed by seawater. Are there possibly differences depending on where the plastic waste is found?

The Chair of Aroma and Smell Research is involved in numerous sustainability projects, for example in the C-PlaNet project and cooperates closely on bioeconomy and circular economy with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging.

Thank you for your participation!

These recycled bags were created from former roll-ups. (Image: FAU)
These upcycled bags used to be roll-ups. (Image: FAU)

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