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Collaborations with PlasticTrace and ILSI to improve understanding of MNPs for food safety

PlasticsFatE is happy to announce that we are forming new collaborations with the PlasticTrace project and the ILSI network.


The PlasticTrace project aims to address the urgent need for development and harmonisation of methods for the chemical identification, physical characterisation and quantification of released small micro/nanoplastics (SMPs/NPs) in drinking water, food and environmental matrices, as required by the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). There is significant potential for collaboration here, particularly in the areas of development and harmonisation of methods for the chemical identification, physical characterisation and quantification of released small micro/nanoplastics in drinking water, food and environmental matrices.


A publishable summary of the PlasticTrace project is downloadable here


ILSI is a global network of scientific organizations that are dedicated to developing, communicating and disseminating​ science-based guidance to tackle food, public health and sustainability challenges by facilitating collaboration and consensus building between academic, industry and public service experts. ILSI Europe forms an umbrella for a number of initiatives, among them the microplastics initiative, which is stimulating translational research and improving the understanding of the impact of microplastics on human health.

The collaborations between the PlasticsFatE project, the PlasticTrace project, and the ILSI network constitute a significant step forward in the fight against microplastic pollution and will accelerate our understanding of the fate and effects of microplastics to protect human health.


Find out more about ILSI Europe microplastic activities here.

Information about the PlasticTrace project can be found here


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