LAPP participates at Plastic Avengers Conference
On Friday 8 February, the first Plastic Avengers Conference took place in Amsterdam. Initiator Merijn Tinga, the Plastic Soup Surfer from Leiden, brought together ‘independent plastic fighters' to arrive at a manifesto against plastic pollution. The Leiden Advocacy Project on Plastic was also invited to give a presentation.
Launch of the Canal Cups Expo: No excuse for Single-use
Emily den Boer of LAPP visited the Canal Cups Expo, displaying the plastic cups cleaned up by students after Leidens Ontzet.
LAPP on Leiden Law Blog about Single-use Plastics Directive
The last blog of Leiden Law Blog of 2018 was written by Ladislav Kováč. He discusses the proposal for the Single-use Plastics Directive of the EU which was agreed upon on 19 December.
Participation in UN Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics
Last week Esther Kentin participated in the Second Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Expert Group on Marine Litter and Microplastics organized by UN Environment in Geneva.
Special issue on international and European regulation of plastic: article of Heidi Kaarto and Esther Kentin
LAPP student Heidi Kaarto and project leader Esther Kentin published an article on the right to regulate in relation to an EU ban on microplastics in a special issue on plastic regulation of Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law.
Article on regulation of microplastics in European Physical Journal Plus
Project leader Esther Kentin has published an article on the European chemical regulation REACH and the restriction of microplastics in a physics journal.
Quoted in Dutch newspaper Trouw
‘De aanpak van microplastics zit vol haken en ogen’
The Ocean Cleanup Covenant with the Netherlands
The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) recently signed an agreement with the State of the Netherlands concerning the legal status of its activities, carried out on the high seas. The Leiden Advocacy Project on Plastic (LAPP) carried out research that may have contributed to the conclusion of this covenant.
Drukbezocht Onderwijsfestival in het teken van innovatie
De acht ambities van de onderwijsvisie Learning@LeidenUniversity stonden centraal op het drukbezochte Onderwijsfestival op 19 juni. Meer dan 200 docenten en studenten kwamen naar innovatieve broedplaats PLNT voor inspiratie en best practices op het gebied van onderwijsvernieuwing.
Launch of Pick Up 10 by Plastic Soup Surfer
Merijn Tinga, the Plastic Soup Surfer, launched the Pick Up 10 campaign. This campaign, supported by Google and National Geographic, uses photo recognition to identify and monitor litter through an app.