What does biodegradable mulch cost?

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The purchase price of biodegradable plastic m​ulch varies, depending on factors such as the width and thickness of the mulch as well as the length of the roll. Thickness of products can range from 0.5 to 1 mil, with thinner products generally degrading faster than thicker products. The cost of biodegradable mulch products ranges based on thickness and color, but the cost is roughly double the cost of conventional polyethylene plastic mulch. More information is available in this factsheet about the economics of using biodegradable plastic mulch. The factsheet addresses purchase cost, as well as end-of-season savings of labor and disposal costs. Prices of cellulose-based (paper) mulch also vary based on thickness and creping, and are similar to biodegradable plastic mulch prices.