EIP-Agri Focus Group
EIP-AGRI Focus Group Plastic footprint: Final report
This report presents the findings of the EIP-AGRI Focus Group 'Reducing the plastic footprint of agriculture'. Plastics can be found in each step of crop production, from containers to fertilisers to mulch covering the soil, the pipes irrigating the fields, and the packaging around the final products. The Focus Group experts discussed how the plastic footprint in agriculture could be reduced. They discussed existing solutions to reduce the use of plastic, avoid debris with biodegradable plastics, limit contamination from microplastics, collect waste in an efficient way, and recycle the plastics.