Training workshop at the University of Peradeniya

Training workshop at the University of Peradeniya

Drs Mojith Ariyaratne and Anurudha Karunaratne, together with Ms Hansani Aruppala from the Sri Lanka Ministry of Environment, led a training event at the Mahailluppallama campus of the University of Peradeniya on 22 February 2024. The workshop, entitled Smart...

UK partners meeting Birmingham

UK partners meeting Birmingham

Team members from the universities of Bangor, Bristol and Reading attended a meeting of the UK partners on the plastics project in Birmingham on 4 February 2024. The aim of the meeting was to summarise project progress to date and to discuss directions for future...

China meeting January 2024

China meeting January 2024

Chinese partners in the project recently held a workshop to discuss soil plastic pollution in farmland and project progress at CAU's School of Resources and Environmental Science. The meeting was jointly organized by the School of Resources and Environmental Science...

New Australian site

New Australian site

The mulch film degradation experiment has been replicated at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia using the same films used in the common experiment, plus some films of known composition created at Murdoch. The experiment will focus on above- and below-ground...

WP4 workshop in Vietnam

WP4 workshop in Vietnam

A workshop to discuss initial research results from Work Package 4 exploring farmers’ perceptions of agriplastic use and removal from the soil was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, hosted by the Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute and the Institute of Agricultural...

December 2022

December 2022

The first international meeting for all partners will take place in Hanoi in February 2023.

September 2022

September 2022

A second visit to Egypt for Henny Osbahr and Mondira Bhattacharya to follow up on progress with the farmer survey work. 

Vietnam August 2022

Vietnam August 2022

Martine Graf, Michaela Reay and Roland Bol visited project partners at the Soil and Fertilizers Research Institute and Institute of Agricultural Environment in Hanoi and also had the opportunity to meet with researchers working on plastics at Hanoi University of...

India visit August 2022

India visit August 2022

Mondira Bhattacharya visited India in August to give more training on protocol for the farmer survey and subsequent analysis and visited a number of field sites. 

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