COST Action PRIORITY: An EU Perspective on Micro- and Nanoplastics as Global Issues

Stefania Federici*, Zahida Ademovic, Mónica J. B. Amorim, Moritz Bigalke, Mariacristina Cocca, Laura Eleonora Depero, Joydeep Dutta, Wolfgang Fritzsche, Nanna B. Hartmann, Gabriela Kalčikova, Nicolas Keller, Thomas C. Meisel, Denise M. Mitrano, Liam Morrison, Jean-Marie Raquez, Aleksandra Tubić, Milica Velimirovic

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Plastic fragments, weathered into or released in the form of micro- and nanoplastics, are persistent and widespread in the environment, and it is anticipated that they have negative environmental impacts. This necessitates immediate efforts for management strategies throughout the entire plastics lifecycle. This opinion paper was initiated by the EU COST Action CA20101 PRIORITY, which focuses on the need to develop an effective global networking platform dealing with research, implementation, and consolidation of ways to address the worldwide challenges associated with micro- and nanoplastics pollution in the environment. View Full-Text
Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)282-290
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Microplastics
  • Nanoplastics
  • Hazard assessment
  • Remediation
  • Mitigation
  • Analytical procedures
  • Harmonization
  • Metrology
  • Regulatory science
  • Risk management


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