Virtual exhibition of microplastics in city space - Sweden Water Research

Virtual exhibition of microplastics in city space

The Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology has developed a virtual exhibition within the frame of the FanpLESStic-sea project. Using amazing photos by the photographer Reinis Hofmanis, the exhibition monitor microplastics in a detailed and artful way that you have never seen before.

All around us there are manmade materials that are very durable. Some of them we only use once, but even materials that we use for many years can lose small particles and become a source of microplastic pollution. City dust, which accounts for 24 percent of microplastics in the oceans, comes from a variety of sources.

Microplastic particles and fibres originate from the abrasion of objects such as synthetic soles of footwear, clothes, car tyres, infrastructure and insulation materials, artificial turfs, packaging and other plastic materials that we use in our households. But what do they really look like?

Have a look at the objects and learn more about the variety of microplsatics that you are exposed to in the environment.

The photos have also been printed on postcards and posters exposed on public transport stops around Latvia.

Want to see more?

Look at the exhibition Microplastic in city space