Monthly ArchivesJuly 2022

Agrecovery Celebrates Milestone Anniversary standard

Agrecovery, the not-for-profit charitable trust that provides New Zealand farmers and growers with nationwide programmes for the disposal of unwanted agrichemicals, and the recycling of plastic containers, is celebrating 15 years of operation. Back in 2005, both users and suppliers of agrichemicals recognised the need to provide stewardship for used agrichemical containers, culminating in the formation of the Agrecovery Foundation and the subsequent launch of the first container recycling programme in mid-2007. Since its inception, Agrecovery have recycled nearly 3.5 million kg of plastic containers and over 165 thousand kg of expired or unwanted agrichemicals have been recovered from the rural environment. Results achieved by growing their footprint from a few small recycling locations to over 160 fixed sites nationwide. ...

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Agrecovery and Plasback join forces standard

The two main plastic collection programmes in New Zealand’s primary sector – Agrecovery and Plasback – have agreed to work together to improve the services they provide farmers and growers. Agrecovery chief executive Tony Wilson and Plasback commercial manager Neal Shaw say the two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding. It will see them join forces to provide the most efficient and cost-effective means to collect and recycle used farm plastic. “Our focus is on finding the best ways to meet the needs of primary producers,” Tony says. “Agrecovery and Plasback have different and complementary strengths and areas of expertise. By working together we will target our future investments to take farm plastic recycling to the next level.” Both ...

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We’ve introduced exciting upgrades to our online system standard

Agrecovery is constantly looking at ways to ensure our processes continue to deliver an efficient and effective service for you. That’s why we’re excited to let you know of some recent updates we have made to our online system. Your Portal Dashboard has a new look When you login to the Agrecovery portal, you will notice a refreshed dashboard that makes it easier for you to find your member number. This is important to have on hand to provide to our collection sites. The dashboard also features quick links that let you: View or update your information Make a chemical, container, or large drum booking Run and download your recycling activity report. You can specify a date range that you ...

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PGG Wrightson Turf joins Agrecovery’s LDPE scheme standard

Agrecovery is excited to announce that PGG Wrightson Turf is the newest brand to become part of Agrecovery’s LDPE Product Stewardship Scheme. They join Valagro and our two founding brands of the scheme - BASF and Yara. You can now recycle low density polyethylene bags (LDPE or No.4 plastic) from these four brands for FREE!* How do I get involved? The Agrecovery LDPE recovery programme allows farmers and growers to responsibly recycle approved No.4 plastic bags for free. Bags must be 25kgs and under and from participating brands - BASF, Yara, Valagro and PGG Wrightson Turf. Contact Agrecovery on 0800 247 326 or to order your liners and coded zip ties and follow the steps below to properly prepare your bags for ...

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