Monthly ArchivesAugust 2023

Farm plastic recycling pilot scheme up and running in Southland standard

Two not-for-profit recycling organisations and a Southland catchment group are reducing on-farm waste through a farm plastic recycling pilot scheme. Agrecovery is working with the Between the Domes Catchment Group and Recycle South, a registered charity supporting intellectual disability, on a trial that aims to improve farmers’ recycling options in the Southland region. Agrecovery commercial manager Richard Carroll said farm plastic recovery options needed to be compelling to get buy-in from farmers, and avoid the plastics being burned or buried. “We need to provide them with better solutions.” Southland was chosen as a pilot scheme region because of several factors, including Recycle South developing a new recycling plant, and the Between the Domes Catchment Group’s identification of bale wrap recycling ...

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