Involved from Niva (9)
IMPASSE has studied the impacts of microplastics in agroSystems and stream environment. The project is now finished.
PAPILLONS' overall aim is to shed light on the sustainability of plastic use in European agriculture in relation to the emission and impact of micro- and nanoplastics and their chemical additives in soil. Through novel applications of the latest in analytical chemistry, materials science, computer modeling and nanofabrication technologies, we elucidate the sources, behavior and impacts of particles at both micro- and nanoscale.
PROLAND - Protecting agricultural lands from plastic pollution
PROLAND addresses the sources of plastic pollution in agricultural soils. In the project, four important sources that may add plastic pollution to farm soils will be investigated: sewage sludge, compost and biogas digestate, the use of agricultural plastics, and atmospheric deposition. Concentrations of plastic, the types of plastic polymers, and plastic-associated chemicals will be quantified in agricultural soils from different areas of Norway. Assessments of what risks the microplastics, plastic additives, and pesticides may pose to soil ecosystems will be considered. Various exposure and mobility studies will be carried out in the laboratory.