| newsIVL to identify sources of microplastics in the oceans
The Swedish authorities aim to reduce the spread of microplastics in the environment. As part of this effort, last fall the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency commissioned IVL to identify the sources and pathways of microplastics in the marine environment. The study will be completed by the summer of 2016.
| newsNew UN sustainable development goals will combat social exclusion
January 18, 2016 marked the start of Sweden’s efforts to achieve the United Nation’s new sustainable development goals. One of these goals is that cities and communities are to include all its residents. Anja Karlsson and Susanna Roth from IVL have investigated how the use of participatory processes can increase social sustainability, thereby reducing social exclusion and alienation.
| newsRecord number of registered environmental product declarations
As many as 139 new environmental product declarations, so-called EPDs, were registered in the international EPD system during 2015. An increase with more than 20 registrations compared to the previous year. About half of the EPDs registered are related to engineering products.
| newsIVL hosts training course for Chinese air quality researchers
During two weeks a delegation of twelve people from the city of Tianjin, are visiting IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute to participate in a training program in air pollution management.