Who is who? A journey through plastic debris

PLASTICØPYR is a research project focused on preventing the plastic accumulation in mountain ecosystems and finding strategies to make tourism compatible with their conservation. In action 4.1. we evaluate the plastic pollution in mountain rivers on the French, Andorran and Catalan Pyrenees, at zones with different touristic impact and during different moments of the year.Continue reading “Who is who? A journey through plastic debris”

CEAB-CSIC and Ercros sign an agreement that will allow a key experiment on the Plastic0pyr project

The experiment will evaluate degradation of plastic, bioplastic and natural material in mountain rivers Both parts are confident on creating synergies that will tighten relationships and assure future collaboration on environmental preservation research The Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC) and the chemical enterprise Ercros have signed a collaboration agreement in order to provide knowledgeContinue reading “CEAB-CSIC and Ercros sign an agreement that will allow a key experiment on the Plastic0pyr project”

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Since 2016, February the 11th has been internationally known as the Day of Women and Girls in Sience. The celebration promotes the full and equal participation of women and girls in every aspect of science, by erasing all kinds of discrimination in education and occupation. It also enhances new politics and study plans in theContinue reading “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”

Plastic0Pyr is already a part of the Marine Debris Tracker app

The development of a data-collection app is one of the activities included in Action 3. This application focused on citizen-science is a tool that will allow the citizenship to cooperate on our study on the impact of plastics in high mountain systems. We expect to enrich the project with more data, as well as toContinue reading “Plastic0Pyr is already a part of the Marine Debris Tracker app”

Plastic0Pyr wishes you happy and plastic-free holidays

We are still analyzing the data found in our first sampling campaign, which finished this fall, but we have already been able to study and share some results. At the end of November, for example, we explained which zones have the highest plastic concentration, and which the surface covered by this material is the biggest,Continue reading “Plastic0Pyr wishes you happy and plastic-free holidays”

Ready to start the decomposition experiment

Anna M. Romaní coordinates a team of researchers from the Institut d’Ecologia Aquàtica (IEA) which, together with colleagues from the Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA), the Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC) and the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), is polishing the final details to face a decomposition experiment . The team will be monitoring samples ofContinue reading “Ready to start the decomposition experiment”

Plastic0Pyr has been part of the Micro2020 conference

The Plastic0Pyr project has been one of the topics on the Micro2020 conference, about the impact and consequences of micro-plastics in the world. Helena Guasch, principal investigator of the Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), leader entity of Plastic0Pyr, has been the one to talk about the project and to show the preliminary results obtainedContinue reading “Plastic0Pyr has been part of the Micro2020 conference”

Samplings: what do we look for?

Plastic0Pyr‘s sampling processes have already kicked off. In fact, the first cycle ended this week. The main goal of this part of the project is to analyze the relationship between tourism and plastic pollution in a Catalan zone, an Andorran one and a French one. With this data, we want to study how the pollutionContinue reading “Samplings: what do we look for?”

Helena Guasch (CEAB-CSIC) ens parla de l’avantprojecte de llei de residus

Ona Maresme, de la mà de Jordi Pratsdevalls (Ràdio Palafolls) entrevista Helena Guasch (CEAB-CSIC), per parlar dels residus plàstics. La nostra investigadora fa cinc cèntims de l’avantprojecte de llei de residus que la setmana passada aprovava el Consell de Ministres. També tracta altres temes relacionats amb el tractament dels residus plàstics, com els microplàstics, l’economiaContinue reading “Helena Guasch (CEAB-CSIC) ens parla de l’avantprojecte de llei de residus”