NIA shares with you our new Position Paper on the terminology of 'Nanoplastics', developed with Members in response to increasing use of the term 'nanoplastics'.  The nanomaterials sector, with a voice from NIA, works hard to ensure transparency and accuracy of all aspects of safety and application to ensure consumer confidence.

Use of the term ‘nanoplastics’ in isolation may risk conflating manufactured nanomaterials with all nanoscale plastic particles found in the environment and lead to all materials being viewed in a negative light. Ambiguous use of the term ‘nanoplastic’ is likely to have a detrimental impact on the global nanomaterials sector and reduce potential benefits from use of nanomaterials within products and processes.

NIA would like to thank all its Members for their contributions towards this paper and we are pleased to share it through the links below.


Donwload position paper

Link to NIA website