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Biodegradable paper covers as a replacement for plastics opens up the bio-economy market for horticulture

Global vegetable production currently depends on plastics: approximately 15 million hectares of agricultural land are covered under black horticultural plastics.
While alternatives to the plastic cover have been under development for several years, it is only now that a new biodegradable cover, suitable for both professional and subsistence farms, is entering the market.

The use of plastic covers in vegetable production is not only ecologically unsustainable; removing them from a field

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