Monthly ArchivesMay 2014

Agrecovery comes to Taranaki standard

Agrecovery Rural Recycling is returning to Taranaki for three free recycling events for plastic agrichemicals, animal health and dairy hygiene containers. “We’ve moved the timing of the events from November to June, in response to feedback from dairy farmers, who use this time to clear up their properties in preparation for calving,” says Duncan Scotland of Agrecovery. According to Scotland the programme is financially supported by nearly 60 brand owners who, year-round, make it free to recycle the containers of more than 3,000 agricultural products. “We’re also delighted to announce that dairy hygiene and animal health supplier, FIL, will be joining Agrecovery for these events.” Scotland says that participating Agrecovery brand owners make a real commitment to both their customers ...

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Rural recycling to benefit local Scouts standard

Agrecovery Rural Recycling will be holding a free collection event in Tuatapere on 14th June to encourage local farmers to recycle their agrichemical and animal health containers. Regular events in rural centres supplement the 70 permanent recycling sites that Agrecovery operates in locations from Kaitaia to Invercargill. “We’re pleased to be coming to Tuatapere.” said Noel Baird, Agrecovery’s South Island coordinator. “The idea was actually brought to us by the Tuatapere Scouts Group, who were keen to link in with our programme to promote recycling in their community and raise funds at the same time. “Agrecovery will donate 50 cents to the Scouts for every eligible container brought in for recycling, so the fundraising potential depends on the level of ...

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Agrecovery backs compulsory product stewardship standard

Agrecovery has welcomed government moves to encourage recycling and recovery of agrichemicals and plastic containers. A discussion document released today by Environment Minister Amy Adams is a big step towards improving the management of waste agrichemicals and their packaging. Agrecovery Chair, Graeme Peters says “This process, when completed, will hopefully make it compulsory for companies which make and sell registered agrichemicals to be part of a product stewardship scheme.” This would be supported by Agrecovery and the 60 companies which have supported it over the last seven years of operation, during which Agrecovery has recycled 650 tonnes of plastic and helped dispose of 30 tonnes of unwanted or expired agrichemicals. Compulsion will remove free riders – those manufacturers who refuse ...

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Free recycling event in Te Puna standard

Agrecovery Rural Recycling will be holding a free collection event in Te Puna on 18th June to encourage farmers, growers and sports turf managers to recycle agrichemical containers. Two recent events held in Taihape and Darfield (Canterbury) collected nearly 5,000 containers that would otherwise have been burned or dumped on properties. “With increasing pressure on farmers to make good environmental decisions we want this free recycling programme to be more accessible and reduce unnecessary burning and dumping of plastic,” says Duncan Scotland of Agrecovery. “We have five permanent sites across the Bay of Plenty in Katikati, Te Puke, Edgecumbe, Opotiki and Rotorua, but we know that Te Puna is also a high use area for agrichemicals, so it makes sense ...

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“Make it go another round” winners… standard

Congratulations to the winners of the Agrecovery Container recycling promotion for February and March 2014! This year’s winners cover the full spectrum of Agrecovery users across the North and South Islands, including sheep and beef farmers, tree seed suppliers, helicopter sprayers, viticulturalists, onion growers, and grain brokers. Between them, the ten winners have recycled nearly 10,000 kg of container plastic. The winners, for whom recycling literally paid off: Jack Crozier, Avocado Asset Management – collection site: Fruitfed Supplies Katikati Myles Mullooly, Longridge Station – collection site: Matawhero Gisborne Steve Wheeler, Mission Estate Winery – collection site: Farmlands Horticulture Hastings Mark Juett, Chapman Onion Exports – collection site: Farmlands Taupo Andy Brown, Coast to Coast Helicopters – on-farm collection at Mapua ...

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