Plastic mulches in agriculture and horticulture - grappling with the environmental consequences

Friday 24th February

We've just completed some research into the use of plastic mulches in horticulture and agriculture... the usage of such mulches are increasing substantially, worldwide, yet we can't find much data on their environmental impacts - a problem highlighted by Blanco et al. (2018). How many food LCAs integrate plastic mulches into their carbon and other environmental impact data? Very few, sadly - this is clearly an environmental blind spot that needs to be addressed. More →