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

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

External Organisational units

  • University of Brescia
  • University of Tuzla
  • University of Aveiro
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • National Research Council Italy
  • KTH-Royal Institute of Technology
  • Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Ljubljana
  • Université de Strasbourg
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  • National University of Ireland
  • University of Mons
  • Department of Production Engineering
  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research


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.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-290
Number of pages9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2022