Offers for schools, institutes and further educational institutes

We pass on our knowledge - in a variety of ways

The real art lies much less in the knowledge of the principles than in the way they are applied.

Honoré de Balzac

"Microplastics" is a highly complex topic with many causes and many levers - actually far too complicated for school, not yet fully researched scientifically and yet a topic of the future and on everyone's lips. It is precisely these topics that belong in schools and institutes and this is where WASoMI comes in.

Schools and institutes are an ideal place to provide impetus for sustainable action. That's why we bring our expertise on microplastics and our commitment to environmental protection into the classrooms. We are convinced that together with teachers, lecturers, participants, and students we can achieve much more for Water without Microplastics (WASoMI).

The educational content is put together in such a way that it:

  • reduces complexity,
  • addresses problems in the context of solutions.

Our goal within the WASoMI education area is to create a teaching/learning environment where learning and teaching are independent of:  

  • place
  • time
  • space

and without coercion and performance pressure.

The search for answers to the question: When does an everyday helper become an environmental problem?

Our digital learning and experience world WASoMI (in German) provides insights into the diversity of the topic of plastic and microplastics in the environment in small microlearning units.

Excerpt from our education, training and participation offers

Animations and explanatory videos on the YouTube channel

There are many ways to impart knowledge. We build bridges to more knowledge by focusing on microlearning and multidimensional knowledge transfer. 

Project FREIRÄUME -
learning and teaching tools

With FREIRÄUME we create an interactive and scalable exercise platform around microplastics. We create innovative, (out-of-)school formats with individual and group exercises...

Further information

2. February 2024

Microplastics in industrial wastewater

Steigende gesetzliche Regulationen für Polymere, Kunststoffe und Mikroplastik, hohe Kosten für Wasser, Abfälle, Energie, Chemikalien und die Instandhaltung von Anlagen sowie komplexe Verschmutzungsszenarien - Unternehmen, die in ihren Prozessen viel Wasser, Polymere und weitere Chemikalien einsetzen, stehen vor der Herausforderung ihr Umwelt-, Abfall- und Ressourcenmanagements neu auszurichten. Mit dem Verfahren Wasser 3.0 PE-X® steht erstmals eine adaptive Komplettlösung für ein nachhaltiges und kosteneffizientes Sustainability Upgrade für die industrielle Wasserbehandlung zur Verfügung. Der Schwerpunkt des Verfahrens, das auf Green Chemistry, low-tech Anlagen und kreislaufwirtschaftliche Prozesse setzt, liegt in der Entfernung von Mikroplastik. Bei geringen Anschaffungs- und Betriebskosten verbessern sich dabei nicht nur die Wasserqualität, sondern auch Ressourcennutzung, Abfallaufkommen und Energieverbrauch.
19. January 2024

Forever Chemicals – PFAS (Part 2)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – synthetic “forever chemicals” – have become a substantial and pervasive global challenge. They have managed to infiltrate diverse ecosystems, contaminate water sources, and accumulate in human bodies. They are incredibly persistent and have significant adverse effects on both human health and the environment. Acting now to unravel the complexity of the PFAS problem and implement effective solutions is critical to prevent further accumulation in the environment and secure a healthier future for generations to come. Part two of our PFAS blog series will address the health risks associated with PFAS and the EU’s recently proposed restriction.
8. January 2024

Microplastics in wastewater treatment plants

Microplastics and highly viscous oligomers (including soluble polymers) cannot yet be removed within the purification stages of a wastewater treatment plant. For this reason alone, sewage treatment plants are considered to be emitters of microplastics into the environment. Read more in our blog.