Actions and Status

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ACTIONS

A. Preparatory actions

A1. Microplastic and nanoplastic sources and impact (literature review, inquiries, microplastics sampling ans characterization)
completed

A2. Existing technologies and additives
completed

A3. Analysis of international, national and regional policies and legislation concerning microplastics pollution
completed

B. Implementation actions

B1. Innovative textile treatments. Formulations or actions for improving finishing textiles and finishing fibres
on-going
B2. Innovative additives to avoid garments’ microplastic removal
on-going
B3. Optimized washing recommendations to be combined with washing additives
pending
B4. Pilot washing experiences
pending
B5. Good practices guidelines
pending
B6. Policy recommendations based on actions A and B
pending

C. Monitoring of the impact of the project actions

C1. Estimation of the decreasing of the presence of microplastics in laundry effluents based on actions A and B results
pending
C2. Monitoring of the environmental problem targeted according to the Life Cycle Assessment methodology
on-going
C3. Socio-economic impact assessment by means of Life Cycle Costing methodology and the methodology proposed by SETAC
on-going

D. Communication and dissemenitation actions

D.1 Project website
on-going
D.2 Notice boards
completed
D.3 Layman report
pending
D.4 Media work
on-going
D.5 Production of outreach material
on-going
D.6 Organization of events
on-going
D.7 Attendance and dissemination in specialized events
on-going
D.8 Domestic consumers campaign
pending

E. Management

E.1 Project management and monitoring of the project
on-going
E.2 Networking with other projects
on-going
E.3 After Life+ communication plan
pending
E.4 Financial audit
pending

Timetable
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