Young environmentalists study microplastics

Ecocentrum and Friends of the Baltic experts conducted a series of research activities with students of environmental areas of St. Petersburg since May to September.

There were:
-trainings on the selection and analysis of samples on the microplastics,
-water sampling in different water bodies of St. Petersburg:Gulf of Finland, Smolenka river, Duderhof canal, Lakhtinsky bay;
-analysis of samples in the laboratory of SPBU resource center and Ecocentrum;
-lectures and workshops on the topic of micro-plastic.

Now, students are turning turn the acquired knowledge into students projects and scientific papers. for Russia it is one of the most advanced and innovative student works. Not only research institutes, schools and environmental organizations, but also universities involved  to Microplastics research now !