The 12th edition of the Ideas Generation Program is focused on generating innovative solutions to the problems posed by microplastics for the planet.

Microplastics, fragments smaller than 5 mm, can come from the breaking of larger pieces of plastics or from being made directly, as is the case with the microspheres in hygiene and cleaning products. Due to the versatility and innumerable applications that have the plastics, as well as his low cost of production, his presence has grown exponentially, generating a big environingingmental problem. Waste can be degraded to the extent that these microplastics can be ingested or inhaled in both animals and humans.

Much information is still lacking about the possible harmful effects of microplastics on living things, so it is important to develop new methods for analyzing and studying the presence of microplastics in the environment and their possible accumulation in the body..