Bethanie Carney Almroth received her PhD in Zoophysiology and Ecotoxicology at UGOT and has worked at the Dept Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv) since 2012, currently as an associate professor. She has wide experience in the area of ecotoxicology, chemical contaminants in plastics and microplastics. She studies the adverse effects of environmental pollutants on the molecular physiology of fish, and has addressed numerous anthropogenic contaminants including metals, POPs, pharmaceuticals. Her microplastic research has addressed sources, fate and effects in the environment. Bethanie regularly gives talks about plastic pollution and microplasitcs to the general public, school students, industries and policymakers, and is an expert advisor for the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. She is also PI in an interdisciplinary research center (The Center for Collective Action Research, www.cecar.gu.se) addressing global goals, as well as several projects addressing the sources and impacts of microplastics in aquatic systems.