Monthly ArchivesMay 2013

Incentives attract new members to Agrecovery standard

The number of farmers and growers joining Agrecovery jumped by over 50 percent during the first quarter of 2013 due to the programme’s recent membership drive putting $5000 in rewards up for grabs. All existing and new Agrecovery members who recycled their plastic agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene containers at any of 70 nationwide collection sites during February and March were put into the draw to win one of ten $500 vouchers to spend at the rural supplier of their choice. The winners, ranging from Cambridge in the north to Balclutha in the south, came from a range of areas within the primary sector including orchards, dairy farms, sheep and beef farms, several vineyards and a golf club. According ...

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Getting ready for Gypsy Day 2013 with Agrecovery standard

With Gypsy Day just three weeks away, Agrecovery is encouraging all farmers and sharemilkers leaving their current farm to clear up any recyclable on-farm plastic containers and unused or unwanted agrichemicals now ahead of the big move. 1 June has become known as Gypsy Day for hundreds of farmers and sharemilkers as dairy farms change ownership, and families move their households, equipment and cattle to new properties. “The next few weeks are a very busy time on New Zealand’s farming calendar. We’re asking everyone who is moving to take a quick look around their property and shed now for any empty containers, drums and unwanted agrichemicals and get it to us so it’s not left as a problem for the ...

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