Microplastics in Agriculture: Challenges for Regulation

6. August 2020

Mircoplastics, small pieces of plastic, less than 5mm in length, occur in the environment as a consequence of plastic pollution.
Scientists have discovered that agricultural soils could actually hold more microplastics than the ocean basins. Agricultural lands are likely to be the most plastic-contaminated places outside of landfill and urban spaces.
This leads to regulatory challenges.

 

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(originally published in AgriBusiness Global, Volume 34 No. 4: July/August 2020).

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