As part of the ITRC Microplastics Team, Miller’s contributions were instrumental in the development of this guidance document for regulators, public health professionals, and water treatment agencies.
SAN FRANCISCO—Kennedy Jenks announced today that Todd Miller, Vice President and Senior Hydrogeologist, was recently recognized by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) as its 2022 Microplastics Team Member of the Year and the ITRC’s Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) Member of the Year.
Through his involvement in ITRC, a state-led environmental coalition that works to create innovative solutions and best management practices, Miller has been instrumental in advocating for regulations around the growing concerns about microplastics in the environment.
“It has been my honor to be a part of the ITRC Microplastics Team,” says Miller. “Microplastic pollution is one of the biggest emerging threats to the global environment, yet we lack regulations in the U.S., at both State and Federal level. The work we have done with ITRC to create a guidance document will go a long way towards providing resources for regulators, public health professionals, and water treatment agencies to address this ongoing challenge.”
Microplastics are produced for specific industrial applications and can result from degradation and fragmentation of larger pieces of plastic. Regardless of their origin, they are now ubiquitous in our environment. Our understanding of microplastics, from their pervasive nature to human and ecological impacts, including testing methods, is changing every day. This is an issue we will be spending decades studying and working to resolve.