Posts including "crops":

RCI study debunking competition between food and feedstock

2023-10-19T15:54:02+02:0010 July 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A new publication by the Renewable Carbon Initiative challenges the commonly held belief that using food and feed crops for bio-based materials is detrimental to food security. Against the backdrop of a global hunger crisis, the paper argues that the biomass debate is flawed, subjective, and lacks sufficient evidence. It suggests that other factors [...]

Soil-biodegradable mulch films in the EU Fertilising Products Regulations

2023-08-21T10:24:11+02:0031 May 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mulch films represent the second largest share of plastic films used in crop production in Europe. However, retrieval, recycling, and reuse of conventional plastics pose serious problems. Films made from soil-biodegradable plastics are specifically designed to biodegrade effectively in situ and can therefore be incorporated into the soil post-harvest. At the same time, they [...]