Work Package 1: Screening and analysis of methods

WP leader: CNR

WP1 work and methods


The purpose of this WP is to identify state-of-the art procedures for sample collection, sample preparation and analysis of plastics from environmental samples to define matrix- and size- adapted methods and the subsequent tasks within the following WPs.

Key outputs

Compile existing methods used to quantify plastics in environmental matrices; Map protocol development; Evaluate their suitability requirement for further validation (WP2) or direct implementation (WP3).

Main tasks

  1. Systematic literature review;
  2. Synthesis of existing methods and procedures;
  3. Compilation of Reproducible Analytical Pipelines;
  4. Analysis of methods strengths, weaknesses opportunities and treats;
  5. Critical revisions of identified methods.

Key methods

Systematic Literature Review; Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAPs) identified to identify repeatable bulk steps across environmental matrices, Strengths, Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT analysis)


Contact us

Stefano Aliani (CNR)

WP1 (Screening and Analysis of Methods) leader