Monthly ArchivesDecember 2012

WIN with Agrecovery! Rinse Return Reward$ standard

Win one of ten $500 vouchers to spend with your preferred rural supplier! Simply recycle your eligible plastic containers with Agrecovery at 70 collection sites nationwide during February and March 2013. Agrecovery Container recycling provides a safe and fully compliant programme for the recycling of plastic agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene containers. Containers from 59 participating brand owners are FREE to recycle through Agrecovery. Containers must be empty, triple rinsed and 60 litres or under in size. To be eligible containers must still have their label on. Every collection receipt issued by an Agrecovery Collection site during February and March 2013 constitutes an entry into the draw. You automatically become a member of Agrecovery by using the programme. ...

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Beef + Lamb backs Agrecovery standard

Hot on the heels of Federated Farmers announcement last week about its role as Business Manager for the Agrecovery Foundation, another organisation in pastoral farming, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, is ramping up support for the Agrecovery rural recycling programme. Beef + Lamb General Manager Farm, Richard Wakelin says our clean-green image and reputation is at stake every day. He says the goalposts are continually shifting, with consumers increasingly concerned about animal welfare and how goods are produced. With this in mind, the organisation is supporting the Agrecovery Rural Recycling programme in its drive to encourage more farmers to recycle their farm plastics. “Beef + Lamb New Zealand is right behind Agrecovery because it’s a perfect fit with good management ...

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Rural recycling revolution – Federated Farmers standard

Source: Federated Farmers 4th December 2012 The uptake of on-farm recycling has received a major boost with Federated Farmers and the Agrecovery Foundation, actively joining forces to increase farmer involvement in the Agrecovery recycling programme. “Federated Farmers stands for profitable sustainable farming. This is a serious advancement that will improve New Zealand farming’s environmental footprint,” says Conor English, Federated Farmers Chief Executive. “Federated Farmers new role is as ‘Business Manager’ for the Foundation. This role was previously held by Horticulture NZ but Agrecovery has increased its scope. “The Agrecovery Foundation provides farmers and horticulturalists with an environmentally appropriate way to dispose of unwanted chemicals and containers, silage wrap and even, crop protection netting. “Each year, more than ten million litres ...

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