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Macro and Microplastic in Agricultural Soil Systems

Project description

Studying plastic use and pollution in agricultural soils systems

Plastic is a vital material in our economy and daily lives. Unfortunately, it is associated with high levels of waste and leakage to the environment. For instance, plastic debris and especially microplastics (particles less than 5 mm in size) can be found in agricultural soils – from silage bags and greenhouse cover films to sewage sludge and compost. The EU-funded SOPLAS project will assemble a multidisciplinary team to study the nexus of plastic–agriculture–soil. It will also train a new generation of leading experts. The project aims to identify the plastic cycle within agricultural soil systems and support the development of environmental policies related to mitigating the impact of plastics. The findings will advance our knowledge about the sustainable use of plastics in European agriculture.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80

Participants (10)

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 234 871,56
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 264 207,24
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WESSLING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Oststrabe 7
48341 Altenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)