Monthly ArchivesSeptember 2021

Rural recycling rocketing into record figures  standard

Farmers and growers are demonstrating their commitment to the environment by achieving record-breaking volumes of recycling through the rural recycling programme, Agrecovery. A staggering 532 tonnes of plastic, from used agrichemical containers, was collected from Agrecovery’s sites, events and via on-farm pick-ups over the past year. This represents a 32 percent increase and is “a massive leap from the 405 tonnes collected the previous year,” says Agrecovery Chief Executive Tony Wilson. “Like most consumers, farmers and growers are often left with plastic packaging and they don’t want it to end up in landfill or release emissions by burning it.  They are motivated to do the right thing – and the best thing is to turn it into a resource that doesn’t ...

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