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Eurofins sponsors webinar on Discovering Microplastics

Jul '19
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Eurofins, the Luxembourg-head quartered testing and support services provider, in association with the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), is sponsoring a webinar on ‘Discovering Microplastics’. The webinar, to be held on August 1, 2019, 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), is open to all apparel and footwear industry professionals.

Microplastics are ubiquitous in the aquatic environment and the laundering of synthetic garments is a contributor. Participants in the webinar will come to know about the sources of microplastics in the environment and learn what actions various countries are employing to educate the consumer and restrict usage of microplastics.

The webinar will also present in-house test methods to grasp the effluent discharge of microplastics produced by laundering of synthetic textiles.

Speakers in the webinar include Peter Hughes, sustainability lead, Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd, and Ben DeVito, director, North America Softlines and Leather, Global Sales, Eurofins Product Testing. Kristen Kern, government relations representative, AAFA, will moderate the webinar.

The webinar is significant as plastics are widely used in the manufacture of many millions of consumer products including fashion items such as footwear and apparel. As a result, the pollution of microplastics has become a global problem and is rising to the top of many political and organisational agendas. Therefore, businesses manufacturing synthetic products should be concerned about the potential for microplastic pollution and test their products to establish microplastic discharge and be aware of future restrictions on microplastics. (RKS)

Click here to know more about the webinar

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