Towards to zero plastic soil
management agricultural practices
Towards a zero plastic
agricultural practice
Towards a zero plastic
agricultural practice
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AgroPaper® is the ideal mulching solution
for an agriculture that is respectful
with the environment.

LIFE AgroPaper® is a project targeting the substitution of the plastic mulch used in agriculture by a compostable and biodegradable paper mulch developed by Smurfit Kappa. The project has the backing of the European Commission and aims to prove that the paper mulch is a sustainable solution for the environment, helping the earth’s preservation.

PROJECT GOALS

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VALIDATE

Validate this new product in different climatological areas and with different types of crops

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PROMOTE

Promote AgroPaper® as an ecological and sustainable product for the farmers that they want to manage their crops in a sustainable and respectful environmentally way.

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SHOW

Show the benefits that AgroPaper® offers once the paper mulch is integrated in the soil, among which are, the increase in the quality and productivity of the crops, as well as the carbon footprint reduction.

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GENERATE

Create social awareness and environmental respect at the start of the agricultural consumer chain.

AGROPAPER IN NUMBERS

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The worldwide consumption of plastic is 6.500.000T per year.

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In Europe, the amount of plastic use in agriculture is 300.000T per year.

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The two countries with most hectares devoted to agricultural use are Spain and France with 120.039ha and 100.000ha, each.

Demonstrations carried out up to now.
36%

VALIDATION PROCESS

To prove that the product works as required, 15.4h are going to be mulched in Spain and France. The locations chosen to make the paper demonstrations the paper mulch are the following: Murcia (Spain), Navarra (Spain), Normandy (France) and Burgundy (France). The crops chosen to carry out these demonstrations are lettuce, pepper, tomato, corn and artichoke.

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