Ian and Gemma - croppedAgrecovery Rural Recycling is offering rural kids the chance to show off their creative skills in a fun new video competition focussed on the environment.

Following Agrecovery’s ‘Farm for our Future’ philosophy, individuals or school groups under 18 years of age are challenged to create a 2-5-minute video that demonstrates what they and their families are doing on-property to improve their rural environment. Examples could include protecting natural areas, improving water quality or animal welfare, waste reduction or recycling; anything that brings environmental benefits.

Agrecovery General Manager Simon Andrew says the competition aims to highlight some of the great environmental work that is being done rurally, in a fun and informative way. “We’ve seen participation in Agrecovery grow dramatically over our 10 years of operation. We also know that recycling is only one of the many ways that farmers and growers are addressing sustainability – there is a huge amount being done. This competition gives kids and their parents a chance to be proud of their efforts and share them with their peers and the public.”

Videos will be accepted until 30 April and entries will be showcased on Agrecovery’s Facebook page during May. During this time the public will be able to vote on their favourites.

There are two prize categories; individuals or siblings and school groups, with $1,000 per category up for grabs. Winners will be announced in June.

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Agrecovery is New Zealand’s solution for the safe disposal of unwanted agrichemicals, and the recycling of empty containers, drums and IBCs. Over 65 brand owners support the programme, which is governed on a non-profit basis by industry organisations representing all major rural sectors.

Over 1.5 million kilograms of container plastic has been recycled by Agrecovery members since 2007, and participation has grown to over 11,000 farmers and growers nationwide.

Any users of agrichemicals, animal health, dairy hygiene and fertiliser products are welcome to find out more here on our website or by calling 0800 247 326.