FanpLESStic

FanpLESStic is a new project, working with preventing and decreasing the pollution of microplastics in water and the Baltic Sea.

Microplastics have been found in the most remote areas of the Baltic Sea as well as in drinking water, but the real extent and consequences of the problem is unknown. Recovering microplastics from the sea is extremely difficult and costly, if not impossible with existing technologies. Therefore, measures should be focused on mitigating sources and removing the microplastics before they enter the sea. There is currently a knowledge gap on actual removal technologies and policies
to implement preventive measures or removal technologies.

FanpLESStic – knowledge, technology and cost-effective methods

FanpLESStic is a new project, working with preventing and decreasing the pollution of microplastics in water and the Baltic Sea. The project will increase knowledge and understanding about dispersal pathways and sources through measurements in different flows in society, as well as cost-effective methods to reduce microplastics.

FanpLESStic is supported by the EU Interreg program with project partners in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. Together we are working for a better environment in the Baltic Sea.

Project goals

  • Increased knowledge of where microplastics come from and their transport pathways.
  • Evaluation of technology that can reduce microplastic or reduce microplastic leakage before reaching watercourses.
  • Increased knowledge and commitment of decision makers through suggestions on how to implement cost-effective methods to reduce microplastics.

Project manager

Carina Svensson

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Project period

2019-2021