Plastic Use in Agriculture Examined in UNEP Report

An August 1, 2022 UN Environment Programme report “... explores the use of plastic in agriculture and the significant waste problem this entails which impacts on soil health, biodiversity, productivity and food security … there is increasing evidence that degraded plastics are contaminating the soil and impacting biodiversity and soil health … agricultural soil needs to be safeguarded from further degradation. Steps are being taken to improve the production and management of agricultural products containing plastics but there is also a need to look at a more holistic approach to food production, including nature-based solutions …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastics @UNEP