Monthly ArchivesOctober 2021

Turning up the dial on rural recycling standard

Free recycling of plastic agricultural bags is available to farmers and growers as rural recycling programme Agrecovery turns up the dial on sustainability. Recycling of bags made from low density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic is underway in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay ahead of a nationwide rollout – following successful trials held in the regions last year. Agrecovery’s Operations Advisor Felicity Mitchell says that “the success of the trials and the enthusiasm of farmers and growers is behind the move to a permanent solution for the bags which are used for fertiliser and fungicides. Our focus is now on finding other sites around the country for collecting the plastic and engaging more manufacturers to support the programme. “LDPE is a low-quality plastic, ...

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COVID-19 UPDATE standard

AGRECOVERY SERVICES AT ALERT LEVEL 2 & 3 Agrecovery services are up and running for regions at Alert Level 2 of the government’s response to COVID-19 – with extra measures in place to ensure that this can be done safely. For regions at alert level 3  – Agrecovery services are on hold Sites in regions at Alert Level 2 A quick guide for recycling at Alert Level 2 demonstrates how container drop-offs at collection sites will be managed. Key points to note are: Contact your local collection site ahead of time to see if specific check-in procedures are required. Scan the site’s QR Code on arrival. Wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times during ...

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