Protecting the environment with oxo-
.For many years farmers and growers have used plastic sheets to protect their crops and to inhibit weeds, but after the crop has been harvested many thousands of square kilometres of dirty plastic have to be removed and disposed of.
This is a very expensive process, and creates huge quantities of contaminated waste, which cannot be burned, or recycled into useful products.
On 20th May 2003 the Development and Cooperation Committee of the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on the European Commission not to fund environmentally harmful projects in the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) countries.
The Committee specifically called on the Commission to encourage the use of biodegradable materials in the banana-
Agriculture and Horticulture