- Project No 1128
- Project Name Occurrence, removal and risks of microplastics in drinking water and recycled water – State of knowledge
- Lead Organisation Barwon Water
- Research Lead Griffith University
- Completion Year 2022
Tonnes of microplastics end up in our oceans and waterways each year impacting animals and the environment, as well as wastewater treatments plants and other infrastructure. There are valid concerns about the risks microplastics in drinking water pose to human health, but little information about the types and size ranges of microplastic particles in various waters from different locations. There is also a lack of standardised, validated, sampling and monitoring methodology.