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

Objective

PAPILLONS will elucidate ecological and socioeconomic sustainability of agricultural plastics (APs) in relation to releases and impacts of micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs) in European soils. We will advance knowledge on sources, behaviour and impacts through cross-disciplinary research, bringing together scientists from chemistry, materials engineering, agronomy, soil ecology, toxicology and social sciences. We will transform the scientific knowledge generated into guidance on specific solutions by applying a Multi-actor approach, involving actors in the agricultural and policy sector and world-leading industries. This will enable co-creation of knowledge and provide the scientific background to enable policy, agricultural and industrial innovation towards sustainable farm production systems.
We will deliver the first digital European atlas of AP use, management and waste production to estimate sources of MNP to agricultural soils. We will run integrative studies at laboratory, mesocosm and field scales in different parts of Europe to address: occurrence of AP-derived MNPs; MNP behaviour and transport in soil; uptake by biota and crops; long-term impacts on soil properties, fertility and ecological services; effects on biological and functional diversity across multiple scales; effects on plant production and quality; and socioeconomic impacts of AP-based practices. We will focus on multigenerational effect studies for relevant traditional and biodegradable polymers, at realistic and future high-exposure scenarios.
PAPILLONS partners pioneered soil MNP research, host the majority of European analytical capacity for assessing soil contamination and will provide validated, high-throughput analysis for MNPs in soil. Using innovative applications of state-of-the-art analytical chemistry, we will advance analysis down to the nanoscale range and develop novel radiolabelled nanoplastics for accurately tracking behaviour and transport in soil and uptake by biota and crops.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 858 631

Participants (19)

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 528 750
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 620 000
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 590 052,50
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
FARM EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 391 562,50
Address
Rond Point Robert Schuman 9
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 379 750
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 206 062,50
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION IMDEA AGUA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 299 941,25
Address
Avenida Punto Com N2
28805 Alcala De Henares Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 561 622
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 605 585
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 200 063,75
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 328 850
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 292 100
Address
Piazza Umberto I 1
70121 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT HODOWLI I AKLIMATYZACJI ROSLIN - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 46 562,50
Address
Radzikow
05-870 Blonie
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 937,50
Address
Rhabanusstrasse 3
55118 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANJING UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hankou Road 22
210093 Nanjing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 67 141,25
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 303 250
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments