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Foresight Brief: Plastics in agriculture – an environmental challenge

Year of Publication

2022

The Foresight Briefs are published by the United Nations Environment Programme to highlight a hotspot of environmental change, feature an emerging science topic, or discuss a contemporary environmental issue.

Source:

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Author(s):

Elaine Baker, Kristina Thygesen, Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML), Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM), Global Wastewater Initiative (GW2I)

Geography:

Global

Type:

Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential, Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Policy

The Foresight Briefs are published by the United Nations Environment Programme to highlight a hotspot of environmental change, feature an emerging science topic, or discuss a contemporary environmental issue. The public is provided with the opportunity to find out what is happening to their changing environment and the consequences of everyday choices, and to think about future directions for policy. The 29th edition of UNEP’s Foresight Brief explores the use of plastic in agriculture and the significant waste problem this entails which impacts on soil health, biodiversity, productivity and food security.

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