The state of soils in England
The Environment Agency has published a report on the state of soils in England and how they change over time. They look at why the health of soil is so important, because of its role in supporting the natural environment and the services that it provides to people. The report considers the current pressures on soil and the threats to future soil health to help people understand and manage them better.
The main findings are that:
- Soil is an important natural capital resource. It provides us with many essential services.
- Soil biodiversity and the many biological processes and soil functions that it supports are thought to be under threat.
- There are insufficient data on the health of our soils. Investment is needed in soil monitoring.
Microplastics are widespread in soil with unknown consequences.
The Full report can be found HERE
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