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Global Interest Groups: Microplastics
Susanne M. Brander


The primary purpose of SETAC Interest Groups (IGs) is to provide a venue for scientists with an interest in a particular scientific topic to share knowledge and expertise and advance the topic. Participation in all IGs is open to all interested parties. If you are not already a member of this IG and would like to be, make sure you are signed in to your SETAC account then click "Join Group” near the top of this page.

Mission and Purpose

The mission of the SETAC Microplastics IG is to support the advancement of scientific research on plastics particles of various sizes now found in every part of the environment, from lakes, rivers and oceans to agricultural soils. The IG will provide an official platform for collaboration on research and management of plastic particles in the environment.


The SETAC Microplastics IG will focus on plastic particles at the macro, micro and nano scale as well as fibers. 


  • Serve as a scientific forum for all stakeholders interested in the mission of the IG.
  • Sponsor events (e.g., meetings, sessions, webinars) and publications within SETAC that advance the mission of the IG.
  • To work towards the development of global standards for the collection, extraction and analysis of plastics particles and as well as responses to exposure and ingestion.


Please contact members of the steering committee for further information.

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