Emissions of primary PM fell in the EU by 14 %
for PM10 and 16 % for PM2.5 between 2002 and 2011. The reductions in the same period for
the 32 EEA member countries were 9 % for PM10
and also 16 % for PM2.5.
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It will keep weeds away; protect the plants by keeping the soil cool; decrease evaporation and reduce soil compaction. Be creative and use materials like: pebbles, bark chippings, gravel, cocoa shells, decorative pine cones, marbles, broken crockery, grass clippings or leaf mould. But avoid mulching too close to the stems to avoid the plant rotting in winter.
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