Take a look at all of LEAF’s Simply Sustainable Series of technical guidance booklets below: covering plastics, soil, water, biodiversity, biosecurity and Integrated Pest Management. Simple, free, practical advice and case studies to help farmers deliver more sustainable, regenerative farming through Integrated Farm Management.
Plastics are everywhere on farms. From greenhouses, polytunnels, silage wrap, mulching, plastic reservoirs and irrigation systems, their presence is all pervasive across all agricultural sectors. Whilst there are benefits of plastics in producing and protecting food, most are still single-use and pose a serious risk of pollution and harm to human and ecosystem health.
This booklet takes you through six simple steps which can be incorporated into your farming system and as part of Integrated Farm Management (IFM). They cover usage of plastic, waste management practices, and future actions, all of which together form part of a wider Plastic Waste Audit and Action Plan, helping you monitor your progress on an annual basis.