Monthly ArchivesNovember 2014

Agrecovery Annual Report 2013/2014 standard

The Agrecovery Foundation has issued their Annual Report for 2013/2014. It was a successful year for the programme and work is well under way to achieve even more in 2014/2015. Key successes for the past financial year: 39% increase in collected container volume 26% increase in recovered chemicals Financially sound position – increases options for investment to further improve collection rates; and increases our ability to recover more chemicals. Key focus for the Foundation for the current financial year: Increasing our collected container volume Working with government and stakeholders for priority product status Chair’s Report The year under review was the second successful year of the board’s five-year strategy, which has the central goal of increasing the amount of waste plastic and chemical removed from rural areas. In the year ...

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Farmlands part of the recycling solution standard

Farmlands has increased its support of Agrecovery’s container recycling network with a new collection site in Pahiatua. Farmlands stores host 14 of 71 collection sites around New Zealand, where farmers and growers can recycle the empty plastic containers of more than 3,000 commonly used chemicals for free. Pahiatua Business Manager Brian Abbot is pleased to offer the service to local farmers and growers. “We tested customer demand with a one-off event that saw more than 800 containers delivered in one day. That showed the volume was there and customer feedback was positive, so opening a permanent site seemed the natural thing to ...

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