Monthly ArchivesAugust 2015

Farmers & growers demonstrate environmental commitment standard

Nine successive years of growth for Agrecovery Rural Recycling show that farmers and growers across the country are continuing to increase their sustainable recycling practices. Provisional results for the year ending June 2015 stand at 15,495kg of unwanted chemicals and 240,732kg of recycled plastic packaging collected by the industry good programme. This reflects a 50% jump in container recycling over a two year period. According to Adrienne Wilcock, Chair and Dairy NZ trustee on the Agrecovery Foundation, it was also a year of milestones for Agrecovery. “We exceeded one million kilograms of container plastic recycled since our 2007 launch and we now have over 10,000 farmer and grower members, one of whom won a new Suzuki motorbike in our recent ...

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76 yr old avocado grower wins farmbike standard

Avocado grower, Ray Woolley from Kaitaia, is delighted to have won the Suzuki DR200 Trojan farmbike Agrecovery offered as an incentive to draw new participants to the recycling programme. On hearing he’d won the ‘Kick start your winter clean up’ promotion, Ray exclaimed “I’m 76 years old and it’s the first time I’ve won anything of value. It’s fantastic news!” Ray first read about Agrecovery when the avocado industry magazine “Avoscene” ran a story on the autumn motorbike promotion. “My wife Margaret and I have always had green principles, recycling through the council when they first introduced recycling depots in the early 80’s. “We bought the avocado orchard in Houhora as a retirement block and quickly realised the need to ...

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