In November 2022 our alliance Research institute TNO in The Netherlands published a new report on Microplastics.
Microplastics: prevention is better than cure
It has only recently become known that microplastics can penetrate deep into the human body (see World Health Organization report). The health risks of microplastics are still largely unclear, but studies increasingly indicate that they’re potentially dangerous.
Meanwhile, the production of plastics is showing huge growth, and it’s estimated that by 2050, plastics use will have increased fourfold. This growth is increasing the potential risks of microplastics for humans and the environment. To avert future problems, action is needed now to minimise exposure to microplastics.
Read about the measures that will result in a maximum 70% reduction in microplastics by 2050.
Download report in English
Source: TNO Research