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Focus – Spain: Andalusia’s farms feed Europe, however are drowning in plastic waste

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With greenhouses so far as the attention can see, the southern Spanish area of Andalusia has been nicknamed the “Sea of Plastic”. Intensive farming is the norm and it helps feed the European market with fruit and greens all yr lengthy. It additionally produces an estimated 33,000 tonnes of plastic waste yearly. Till two years in the past, this waste was exported to international locations akin to China, Pakistan and Turkey. However now that these international locations are refusing to take garbage from wealthy international locations, the “Sea of Plastic” is confronted with the pressing problem of recycling its personal waste. Our correspondents report.

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