Biodiversity warning over rubber growth

Concern has been raised that expanding rubber plantations could have impacts as bad as palm oil. But tyre manufacturers disagree

by Conor McGlone
Up to 8.5 million hectares of rubber may be needed to meet world demand in 2024 (photograph: Warangkana Ratchawat/123RF)
Up to 8.5 million hectares of rubber may be needed to meet world demand in 2024 (photograph: Warangkana Ratchawat/123RF)

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