Farming with plastic: current landscape, challenges, innovations and future pathways

June 24th, 2024

Presentation by Isabel Axiö​​​​ (RMCG)

The utilisation of plastics in agriculture provides significant benefits to both production systems and the environment. However, the current application of plastics in this sector presents several challenges, including the high volume of use, substandard material quality, and the absence of sustainable management practices. To address these issues, it is crucial to develop production systems that minimize plastic use, employ higher quality materials, and incorporate circular management strategies. This presentation will examine the current landscape of plastic use in agriculture, highlight existing solutions, and propose pathways for achieving more sustainable and circular plastic use.