Studies of Water, Sediment and Organism Pollution with Micro-Plastics

Micro-plastics represent one of today’s major problems in terms of water pollution. Its significance has become a global interest only in the last five years, whereby it needs to be noted that the studies to date have been done primarily in the developed western world (US, Europe). The IWRS was the first in Slovenia to begin conducting these types of studies and also established the methodology for sampling and sample analysis. The methodology is still being improved in cooperation with world-famous researchers in this field (the MSFD Technical Subgroup on Marine Litter).