Chinese farmers cover fields with vast amounts of plastic to help maintain soil moisture and protect against pests. Photo: Shutterstock

China drafts new rules to prevent use of polluting plastics in agriculture

  • Farmers will be allowed to use only film that meets quality standards and must also collect plastic waste from fields before its expiry date and deliver it to approved recycling outlets
  • Plan for a plastic management system has been opened to the public for consultation
Topic |   China pollution

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Chinese farmers cover fields with vast amounts of plastic to help maintain soil moisture and protect against pests. Photo: Shutterstock
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