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Spain: the challenge of plastic recycling in Andalusia, Europe’s vegetable garden


Agricultural greenhouses run as far as the eye can see in Andalusia, forming a veritable “sea of ​​plastic”. This huge industrial vegetable garden generates 33,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year, exported for a long time to China, Pakistan and Turkey for treatment. But, for two years, these third countries have refused to be the subcontractors of these bins and this region of southern Spain is faced with the challenge of recycling its own waste on site. It must act quickly because the impact of this pollution on the environment and health is massive. .