Volunteers helped Plastic-Free Dalgety Bay remove around 500 tree guards that would have “polluted our woods for decades to come”.
Kim Blasco, from Plastic-Free Dalgety Bay, said: “Tree guards are yet another largely avoidable plastic item.
“Once the trees they are protecting grow too big for them, the plastic guards split and fall away and end up polluting our environment.
“Most of the organisations that use them don’t take responsibility for removing them once this has happened, so they just persist in the environment for decades or more.
“There are alternative solutions – after all, we didn’t always have plastic tree guards.
“Overplanting or planting thorny plants around them are two possibilities, but a massive cultural change is needed if we are to go back to these methods…..”
Biome Technologies plc is a growth oriented, commercially driven technology group. The Group’s primary activity is the development of its fast growing business in bioplastics. The Group comprises two divisions: Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies.