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Biodegradable plastics for environmentally friendly mulching and low tunnel cultivation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2000-00044

  • Start date

    1 April 2001

  • End date

    30 September 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 228 204

  • EU contribution

    € 1 396 820

Coordinated by:

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

Objective

Biodegradable plastic films are a promising new material providing a more convenient, environmental friendly alternative for mulching and low-tunnel covering. They are expected to contribute to the reduction of pollution due to plastic wastes in rural areas. The possibilities offered by such materials have not been explored sufficiently so far. The main objective of the project is to investigate the agronomic, engineering and environmental aspects involved in the use of bio plastic films in agriculture, and integrate them into well justified techniques for enhancing sustainable, environmental friendly, economically optimised low-tunnel and mulching cultivation in Europe. Moreover, the project aims at improving or developing new bio plastic films and determining their overall performance, including ecotoxicological impact, in field experiments at a European level.

Coordinator

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Address

75,Iera Odos 75
11855 Athens

Greece

Participants (7)

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

PATI SPA

Italy

PLASTIKA KRITIS SA

Greece

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI

Italy

UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2000-00044

  • Start date

    1 April 2001

  • End date

    30 September 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 228 204

  • EU contribution

    € 1 396 820

Coordinated by:

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece