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Arctic Plastics 2023

The Second International Symposium on Plastic Pollution in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Regions

22-23 November 2023
Reykjavik, Iceland


The Government of Iceland, with financial support from the Nordic Council of Ministers, is hosting the symposium at Harpa, Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Center, 22-23 November 2023. 

The symposium invites contributions on new scientific and local knowledge as well as policy-related initiatives in the field of plastic pollution to discuss ways and means to reduce the impact of plastics on Arctic ecosystems. 

There are six conference themes:
  1. Monitoring and assessment of plastic pollution in the Arctic
  2. Methodological developments to determine macro, micro and nano plastics
  3. Sources and transport of plastic in the Arctic and sub-Arctic
  4. Impacts of marine litter in the Arctic (environmental, economic and social)
  5. Arctic challenges and solutions for improved waste management
  6. Tackling plastic pollution: international collaboration, policies, best practices and novel developments from around the world

Call for abstracts is now open, deadline for submissions is 1 May 2023. 

For more information, registration and abstract submissions, go to the conference website

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