Title: Plastic in Agricultural Production: Impacts, Lifecycles and LONg-term Sustainability
Duration: 2021 - 2025
Research groups: Ecotoxicology and microbial contamination
To assess the use, environmental fate and risks of plastic and microplastics in European agriculture.
The project includes large-scale experiments to assess the fate and effects of microplastics on several agricultural and environmental endpoints as well as surveys to monitor consumption patterns and microplastic occurrence in different agricultural set-ups.
Risk mitigation and management measures to be incorporated into new European policies on plastic use in agriculture.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101000210.