May 2018: Dr Hartl discusses the significance of long-term microplastics monitoring in the marine environment
for evidence-based policy decisions.
March 2018: Dr Hartl welcomes the deposit return scheme for plastic bottles announced by Michael Gove and points out that
Scotland announced a scheme in September 2017.
March 2018: Dr Hartl presents his microplatics monitoring work in the Firth of Forth at the
Procupine Marine Natural History Meeting 2018 at the National Museum Scotland.
February 2018: Dr Hartl's research on microplastics in Orkney and the Firth of Forth cited twice during the
recent debate in the Scottish Parliament - link to the debate
January 2018: Media coverage of our microplastic work in Orkney; above BBC Scotland - Reporting Scotland and STV News at Six, 19th January, 2018.
Coverage through the day in news bulletins on BBC Radio Scotland
Coverage in the print media:
The Orkney News