Monthly ArchivesApril 2014

Saving energy through recycling standard

Worldwide, a total of nearly 130 million kilograms of crop protection product containers have been recycled since the CropLife International container management initiative began about a decade ago. “Recycling used crop protection containers goes a long way in environmental benefits,” notes Detlef Doehnert, Ph.D., chair of CropLife International’s Container Management Project Team. “It’s easy to demonstrate the value of container management programs.” For instance, about 30,000 to 70,000 tonnes of empty crop protection product containers were collected each year between 2005 and 2012. A total of nearly 400,000 tonnes of containers. About 50 percent of them were in Brazil, which has the largest container management program in the world. In 2012, over 37,000 tonnes of plastic were collected there alone, ...

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Farmer response to free recycling encourages repeat visits standard

Agrecovery Rural Recycling is returning to rural Canterbury to hold five free container recycling events following the success of previous collections. Three events in Darfield and Fairlie in 2012 netted around 2,000kg of plastic, equivalent to approximately 4,000 containers that might otherwise have been burned or buried on local farms. This year, events will be held in Darfield, Fairlie, Cheviot, Geraldine and Oxford. “We have 12 permanent collections sites across Canterbury which provide year round access to recycling for farmers and growers, however with the ban on burning and dumping we want to widen that network as much as possible,” says Duncan Scotland of Agrecovery. A number of retailers and contractors are supporting the events including Farmlands, PGG Wrightson and ...

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