Microplastics have been in the spotlight recently in Iceland following news about how widespread it is in wastewater in other countries. Wastewater treatment is limited in Iceland and microplastics are not actively removed from it. RSI has for the past year been working on method development for microplastics analysis in collaboration with Veitur and Hafnarfjarðarbær. Our main task was to develop scientifically valid sampling and analysis methods for microplastics in both wastewater and drinking water.
More information on this project can be found in Icelandic HERE.