Plastics in the Environment and Society (PLENTY)

The research platform "Plastics in the Environment and Society (PLENTY)" investigates global plastic pollution in a holistic approach. In addition to the biotic and abiotic interactions on the surface of plastic in aquatic systems, the aim is to investigate how information and altered perception can potentially change the use of plastics in society and the associated material flows.

In addition to the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy are also involved. The research platform was set up for three years by the Rectorate of the University of Vienna. Project start is May 1, 2018.

Members:

Head:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Herndl, Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography

Deputy Head:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thilo Hofmann, Department of Environmental Geosciences

Members of the Faculty of Social Sciences:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Felt, Department of Science and Technology Studies
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Maximilian Fochler, Department of Science and Technology Studies

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