About this project
Previous measurements have shown occurence of microplastics in Swedish fresh water lakes. There is a need to elucidate sources and occurrence of microplastics and determine proper methodologies for monitoring. The project is a joint effort to get an overview of the current situation of microplastics in Mälaren, Hjälmaren, Vänern, and Vättern. Factors that might influence the measurements are also studied within the project in an effort to provide insight in how environmental monitoring programs should be conducted.