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Agriculture and Aquatic Environment

The plastic waste generated in the agriculture and forestry industries is currently a challenge because recycling these materials after harvesting can be complicated.


AIMPLAS is aligned in this area with the following SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

AIMPLAS seeks solutions to reduce the impact of plastic in agriculture and the aquatic environment by developing new materials and biodegradable products that are compostable in the crop soil.

We also use forestry and agricultural waste to obtain biopolymers and additives or to use them as fibres and fillers in plastic products.

To maximise the quality of harvests, we develop plastic products with natural repellents in order to contribute to pest control, thus avoiding damage caused by insects.

At AIMPLAS, we are working on the design of remediation processes and techniques to restore and improve the quality of soil, water and air, all of which are fundamental for the environment and life in general. We also implement different methods for the analysis and extraction of microplastics.

Research lines

Reduction of Plastic’s Impact on Agriculture and the Aquatic Environment​
  • Bio-based composites for use in agriculture and aquaculture.​
  • Improved properties of plastic materials for use in agriculture and aquaculture.
Fertilization and Pest Control​
  • Natural repellents and insecticides in plastic products.​
  • Controlled release of active substances.
Plastic Products from Agricultural and Forest Residues and Marine Litter​
  • Functionalization of plastic products with active substances.​
  • Agro-industrial by-products for plastic functionalization.
Soil, Water and Air Remediation​
  • Membranes and solid adsorbents to capture substances and gases. ​
  • Soil and sludge bioremediation.​
  • Detection, identification and reduction of nano- and microplastics in soil and water.