A webinar on Microplastics and Geosynthetics will take place August 30 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. This webinar will focus on differentiating microplastics and geosynthetics and you can register here.
In addition, it will focus on current concerns of microplastics in the environment and address the following questions:
· What do we mean by microplastics?
· How do we measure microplastics?
· Do geosynthetics produce microplastics?
· How do we reduce the emissions of microplastics?
Presenter Francesco Fontana has been active in the geotextile market for 37 years. He is a current board member of the Italian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Francesco served as vice president of the European Association of Geosynthetics Manufacturers (EAGM) from 2014 to 2017 and was the president of AssINGeo, the Italian association of geosynthetics industries, from 2006 to 2018. In 2020, Francesco was elected for a second term in the World Council of IGS, where he chairs the Corporate Members Committee. He is an active task force member of the IGS-EAGM that responds to inquiries of the European Union regarding microplastics emissions from geosynthetics.