A sea of plastic
One third of global food production is wasted each year.
Also, all the resources that are needed to produce this food, such as water and fertilizers, are wasted when food is thrown away.
The largest greenhouse area worldwide is located in the Andalusian province Almería, also known as the sea of plastic – or in Spanish: el mar del plastico.
These plastic greenhouses are located alongside the Mediterranean Sea. As the sun and wind are relentless in this semi-desert area, plastic breaks down and ends up in the environment.
I have written many stories about this area, from new attempts to recycle plastic and reuse water to fraud with organic food.