17th May

Team Groningen presents - Living with Microplastics with guest speakers: Barbro Melgert & Francesca de Falco

Tonight's event will host two speakers sharing their insight on how microplastics are pervasive throughout our daily lives

Francesca will explore the release of microfibres from synthetic clothes to water by washing and to air by wearing. During her talk she will highlight factors of influence and possible mitigation actions.
Francesca De Falco is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, working in the research group led by prof. Richard C. Thompson. She holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, with a thesis on microplastic pollution from synthetic textiles. She has worked as researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IPCB), and has been an external consultant for the OECD on an upcoming report on microfibres.