(Mikro)Plastic in Soil - Online Meeting on 11.06.2021

Not only in the oceans, but also in others, the small plastic particles make themselves heard. The effects on the environment are still largely unexplored.

The European Soil Alliance together with Climate Alliance Upper Austria invites to an online conference to discuss about this highly topical issue.



9:00:     RECEPTION
                        Christian Steiner | Chairman of the European Soil Aliance (ELSA)
                        State Council Stefan Kaineder | State of Upper Austria

9:15:    Plastic in the soil – a new and underestimated topic
                        Prof. Dr. Ines Fritz | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences| Institute
                        for Environmental Biotechnology (AT)

9:30:    Agricultural input pathways and regional hotspots using the example of Germany
                        Dr. Elke Brandes | Thünen-Institute (DE)

9:45:   Clean bio-waste container - clean compost - clean soil
                       Melanie Waltner | Compost & Biogas Association of Austria (AT) 

10:00:  DISCUSSION (Questions about chat) and BREAK
                       Moderation: Reinhard Gierse |Board ELSA e.V. (DE)


Session A: Starting point research

  • Microplastic sink sewage sludge | Dr.-Ing. Katrin Bauerfeld | Technical Uni Braunschweig (DE)
  • Modeling microplastic inputs to soils - Improve system understanding in order to derive effective political options for action | Dr. Elke Brandes | Thünen-Institute (DE)
  • PLASBO - Harmonized methods for plastics and microplastics in soils | Dr. Bettina Liebmann, Katharina Sexlinger, MSc | Federal Environmental Agency Vienna (AT)

Moderation: Dr. Gabriele Broll |University Osnabrück (DE), Mag. Gerlinde Larndorfer | Climate Alliance (AT)

Session B: Starting point consumers and communities

  • Microplastics Action Plan | Mag.a Renate Paumann, Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (AT)
  • Anti-Littering | Melanie Waltner | Compost & Biogas Association Austria (AT)
  • Plastic free community St. Valentin | Mayor Mag. Kerstin Suchan-Mayr | St.Valentin (AT)

Moderation: DI Wilfried Hager | ELSA, City of Linz (AT), DI Martina Nagl | Climate Alliance (AT)

11:30:   REPORTS OF THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS | SUMMARY                             

11:45:   END

Language: German

Organized and moderated by the European Soil Alliance in cooperation with the Climate Alliance of Upper Austria.

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Gerlinde Larndorfer-Armbruster
Klima-Bündnis Oberösterreich

Uta Mählmann
Europäisches Bodenbündnis


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