Title: Plastic in Agricultural Production: Impacts, Lifecycles and LONg-term Sustainability

Duration: 2021 - 2025



To assess the use, environmental fate and risks of plastic and microplastics in European agriculture.

General activities

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.

Expected results

Risk mitigation and management measures to be incorporated into new European policies on plastic use in agriculture.


This project was assessed by the European Commission as relevant to the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters”, and in particular for its contribution to the prevention and elimination of pollution – nutrients, chemicals, pesticides; as stated in the Portfolio Analysis EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101000210.