Microplastic pollution and remediation strategies: challenges and solutions

June 21st, 2024

Presentation by Professor Megh Mallavarapu (The University of Newcastle)

Microplastics (MPs) have become ubiquitous in the environment due to continuous dumping of waste containing plastic polymers, coupled with their slow degradation rate and inadequate removal technologies. MPs have been shown to adversely affect human and ecological health, necessitating their removal from the environment. This talk will discuss the advantages and limitations of the available MP remediation technologies and further highlight the potential biotechnological approaches for MPs management in the environment.