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MIcro- and NAno-Plastics in AGRIricultural Soils: sources, environmental fate and impacts on ecosystem services and overall sustainability

Objective

Plastic use in agriculture has tremendously increased in the past decades resulting in soil pollution with plastic residues forming besides macroplastics micro (MP) and nanoplastics (NP).

MINAGRIS aims to contribute to healthy soils in Europe by providing a deeper understanding and tools to assess the impact of MP and NP in agricultural soil health.

To create an overview on the actual situation across Europe, MINAGRIS will assess the use of different plastic polymers in agricultural systems in 11 case study across Europe and identify the resulting types and concentrations of MPs and NPs. Concentrations of other stressors in soils such as pesticides and veterinary drugs will be additionally assessed.

MINAGRIS will provide validated analytical tools that allow the quantification and identification of MPs and NPs in soils.

Based on the results of the case study sites, controlled experiments will be conducted to analyse the impact of MPs and NPs on physico-chemical soil properties, soil biodiversity, plant productivity, and Ecosystem Services, as well as their potential transfer to other parts of the environment and plants. Furthermore, synergistic effects with other stressors are assessed.

Quantification of the impacts of MNP on soil biodiversity and agricultural productivity, their transport and degradation in the environment, their impacts on socio-economic components, and synergies between all of them will make it possible to identify, in a multifactorial vision, the benefits and risks associated with the use of plastics in agriculture.

Based on the results, MINAGRIS will quantify the economic, environmental, and social consequences of unsustainable soil management at the field and farm level in different biogeographical regions and, through a Multi-Actor Approach (MAA), develop a practical toolbox for and with farmers for the rapid assessment of soil exposure, at the same time raising relevant stakeholders’ and end-users’ awareness of the issue.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-2
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 726 875

Participants (19)

UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 160 000
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 514 375
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 448 500
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 340 750
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 546 250
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHENLANDBAU OSTERREICH, ABGEKURZT FIBLOSTERREICH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 360 625
Address
Doblhoffgasse 7/10
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 390 750
Address
The Park
GL50 2RH Cheltenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 275 875
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 388 567,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 500
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHQ TECHNOLOGIES IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 147 187,50
Address
Arkadiou 41
73100 Chania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 325 937,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGES - OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 268 437,50
Address
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 206 562,50
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROQUALITY SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 189 375
Address
Rue De L Isly 8
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAMPOSEVEN
Spain
EU contribution
€ 51 467,50
Address
Carretera De Lo Romero 33
30740 San Pedro Del Pinatar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPOTTERON GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 70 750
Address
Fassziehergasse 5/16
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EESTI MAAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 52 187,50
Address
Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments