Different applications of biodegradable and compostable materials in agriculture
Many applications of traditional plastic in agriculture have a short life, which on average do not exceed 2 years and for precisely this characteristic generates large quantities of waste that must be adequately disposed. It has been estimated that 30% of the plastic waste produced from agriculture originates from short-life applications such as clips, wires, nets, pheromone dispensers, and geotextiles with a high risk of remaining in the agricultural system thereby causing pollution. In this contribution the state of the art of these commercial applications is described, together with research and development for these applications.
Malinconico, M. (2019). Different applications of biodegradable and compostable materials in agriculture. Acta Hortic. 1252, 39-46
biodegradable and compostable materials, bioplastics, compostable clips, compostable pheromone dispenser, compostable geotextile, sprayable compositions, compostable pots