Organic Rules and Certification

Int. IFOAM Standards 2005: Use of synthetic structure coverings

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Int. IFOAM Standards 2005: Use of synthetic structure coverings. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

For synthetic structure coverings, mulches, fleeces, insect netting and silage wrapping, only products based on polyethylene and polypropylene or other polycarbonates are permitted. These shall be removed from the soil after use and shall not be burned on the farmland.(4.6.3.)

Difference

EC Regulation does not address the matter.

Justification

Any non organic waste on farm land conflicts with the principle of ecology in organic farming and with consumers expectations.

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Environmental care/environmental impact > Nature conservation
Environmental care/environmental impact > Landscape
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:1004
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:05 May 2006
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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