OPINION: As pointed out in this column a while back, a new special agricultural trade envoy (SATE) has now been appointed…
The squeeze on plastics should be a sobering warning to farmers and plastic wrap suppliers says the head of Plasback, New Zealand’s on farm recycler.
Working as a farmer and fencing contractor for 15 years made Jerome Wenzlick very familiar with fence posts — now he's “saving the planet one post at a time”.
Dairy Woman of the Year Trish Rankin has a message for all farmers: recycling systems work and it is worth doing your bit.
Demand for Plasback’s on-farm recycling service is growing so fast in Canterbury that the regional collector, McCarthy Contracting Ltd, now has a truck devoted to the task full-time.
There have long been calls for regulations to control the disposal and reuse of glass by introducing Container Deposit Legislation (CDL).
Since starting up in 2007, the Agrecovery Rural Recycling programme has seen more than one million kilograms of container plastic recycled.
Farm recycling company Plasback says its collection rates for used silage wrap are climbing steadily.
Agrecovery is reminding farmers of its free waste collection sites where plastics and other farm waste can be disposed as an alternative to burning or dumping.