Plastics are booming, production volumes are still rising steeply. In 2050, well over 1.1 billion tons of plastic are to be produced in Europe alone. A revolution is needed to combat the plastification of the planet. With these words, ZDF is teasing a current report on the subject of plastic waste. Among other things, the journalists also talk about microplastics of textile origin. Our project partners from TU Dresden, among others, answered questions and gave insights into their research.

The 28-minute film in the ZDF video library can be watched here. The part with Prof. Dr. Stefan Stolte and his colleagues starts approximately at minute 23:00.