Report Ex-ante (C1 action)

DC1.1_Project Impact Ex Ante Report This Report shows the results obtained by the survey done by ENEA, Legambiente and Arpa Umbria. The goal was to define the state of the art on microplastic monitoring (MP) activities carried out by the Regional and Provincial Agencies for Environmental Protection (ARPA/APPA) of the Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces as part of action C.1 Monitoring of project impact. The main objective of this survey was to determine whether or not regional ARPAs/APPAs disposed of methodologies for the collection and analysis of MPs in aquatic ecosystems. Particular attention was paid to the identification of any experience in the monitoring of MPs inland, in rivers and in lake waters.