Monthly ArchivesMarch 2017

Lights, camera, action – rural video competition launched standard

Agrecovery 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 ...

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Stewardship key for agchem industry standard

Farmers are coming under far more scrutiny these days by regulators and the public says Peter Thomson of Agrispray and Equipment in Mosgiel. Agrispray run a specialist agrichemical and spray machinery retail business and host the local Agrecovery collection site. Sales and Technical Manager, Peter, believes responsible disposal of spray containers is paramount for their business: “It’s just good stewardship”. As suppliers to a wide range of industries, Agrispray and Equipment Limited deal with most agrichemical users. “Our industry tries to follow the principles of responsible and effective use of agrichemicals. I think recycling fits into that quite well as does hosting the recycling site,” says Peter. He has been in the industry since 1974 and recalls the transition from ...

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