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NIBIO is a project driven research institute and collects approximately 100 million NOK annually in project funding from both national and international sources. A lot of activity is carried out through EU and EEA-projects and we also participate in research projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. NIBIO coordinates several large international projects with a particular focus on food security and climate change. The list of projects is not complete.

Background website Proland

Division of Environment and Natural Resources

PROLAND – Protecting agricultural lands from plastic pollution

PROLAND addresses the sources of plastic pollution in agricultural soils: sewage sludge, compost, biogas digestate, agricultural plastics, and atmospheric deposition. The project unfolds pressures of plastic and associated chemical hazards by analyzing their levels in soils and conducting fate and impact studies. It deploys cutting edge “design thinking” methods to co-develop measures for pollution prevention.

Active Updated: 14.12.2023
End: jun 2026
Start: apr 2023
Landbruksfilm M Haarr resized

Division of Environment and Natural Resources

DGRADE - Constraints to degradation of biodegradable plastics in terrestrial systems

There is an increasing interest in plastics, both as a resource and as a pollutant. Climate change and environmental concerns have boosted the development of biodegradable plastics, spanning from disposable food containers to waste bags and agricultural mulch films. But how fast do these products degrade in Nordic soils and waste streams?

Finished Updated: 21.02.2024
End: sep 2023
Start: jan 2020