Cleaner turf production with biobased biodegradable nets

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Pagina 44, Magazine (03/21) Vol 16.

Period1 Jun 2021

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Media contributions

  • TitleCleaner turf production with biobased biodegradable nets
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBioplastics Magazine
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/SizePage 44
    DescriptionThe use of plastic nets is common in the grass industry. The big advantage for producers is that turf can be harvested faster this way. "The nets facilitate transport and reduce the risk of damaging the turf. It can also be harvested earlier," explains Wouter Post, projectmanager at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research [the Netherlands]. "Because the nets cause soil pollution, producers are looking for biodegradable alternatives. Existing alternatives marketed under this label are never fully biodegradable. Net fragments or microplastics, whether visible or invisible, are always left begin in the envrionment."
    Producer/AuthorBioplastics Magazine
    PersonsWouter Post