Microplastic Compendium (MPC)

The Microplastic Compendium (MPC) amalgamates the current state of existing knowledge with regard to in-depth analysis of microplastics in the environment. Experts from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), the Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI), the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the University of Plymouth have contributed with content and special articles. A compendium with information-rich information like this is created to address grand challenges to tackle global environmental changes, such as the pollution of the marine environment with microplastics.

Microplastics Compendium

Contributing Partners:

Lars Hildebrandt, Daniel Pröfrock, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
Annika Jahnke, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Melanie Bergmann, Ilka Peeken, Mine Tekman, Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI)
Mark Lenz, GEOMAR Helmholtz Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
Florian Pohl, University of Plymouth

The MPC and the Plastic Mythbusters were developed as part of the Coastal Pollution Toolbox. This portal serves as a knowledge hub and information platform for decision-makers and scientists not only for the important problem of plastic pollution but the wider pollution realm.