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Agrecovery Annual Report 2017-2018 standard

The Agrecovery Foundation has issued their Annual Report for 2017-2018. As New Zealand’s peak rural recycling programme, we are proud of the results we achieve by working with our partners. These collective efforts allow sustained growth in the recovery of agrichemicals and their packaging. Our results show continued success in supporting farmers and growers to clear more waste than ever before. Adrienne Wilcock, Agrecovery Chair ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18

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Geraldine event clears eight tonnes of rural waste image

South Canterbury farmers safely disposed of eight tonnes of waste at an inaugural one-stop recycling and recovery event in Geraldine on May 31, and are pushing for more action to sustainably clear waste from rural communities. In efforts to avoid harmful disposal practices such as burning, burying or storing, rural recycling programme Agrecovery partnered with Plasback to deliver these one-stop-shop recycling events. They are part of the New Zealand Rural Waste Minimisation Project led by Environment Canterbury, with support from the Ministry for the Environment – trialling new ways of supporting farmers and growers to recycle inorganic waste. More than fifty local farmers brought two tonnes of agrichemical containers and drums; one and a half tonnes of agrichemicals; three tonnes ...

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Well done Waikato standard

Waikato farmers safely disposed of six tonnes of waste at an inaugural one-stop recycling and recovery event in Matamata on May 25, and are pushing for more action to sustainably clear waste from our rural communities. In efforts to avoid harmful disposal practices such as burning, burying or storing, rural recycling programme Agrecovery partnered with Plasback to deliver one-stop shop recycling events. They are part of the New Zealand Rural Waste Minimisation project led by Environment Canterbury, with support from the Ministry for the Environment – trialling new ways of supporting farmers and growers to recycle inorganic waste. More than fifty local farmers brought two tonnes of empty agrichemical containers and drums; over two tonnes of used motor oil and ...

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Rural Waste Minimisation Project Pilot standard

The New Zealand Rural Waste Minimisation Project finds new ways for rural communities to better manage on-farm waste like soft plastics, old chemicals and used oil. Two pilot projects in Matamata and Geraldine provided a one-stop shop - tackling rural waste in an efficient, safe and managed way. The project is based on collaboration between the rural community, regional and district councils, industry representatives, Ministry for the Environment and others. Find out more about the ...

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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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Farming for the future pays off early for vineyard standard

Winning isn’t new for Marlborough’s Marisco Vineyards, but it’s normally their wine that wins, not their recycling activity. Farmers and growers who recycled their containers and drums with Agrecovery during a four month period were entered into a $5000 travel prize draw.  Anton Rasmussen, Marisco’s General Manager for Viticulture, was very happy to hear they had won. “Most of our wines are sold internationally so the prize will be a huge help for owner Brent Marris and his team travelling overseas to promote the Marisco brand. “We’ve been using Agrecovery since it started so it’s a nice pay off for doing something we believe in.” Legacy is an important element for Marisco Vineyards: “We have nearly 2400 ha over four ...

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Agrecovery Annual Report 2014-2015 standard

The Agrecovery Foundation has issued their Annual Report for 2014-2015. Another good year in recycling has been had, with 230T of container plastic collected and over 2300 drums collected in its first year of inception. Chemical volumes recovered also continue to rise. There are now over 60 brands supporting Agrecovery. However, the challenge lies in increasing the container recovery rate, not only volume, along with the need to gain more participating members from the pastoral sector. Adrienne Wilcock, Agrecovery Chair 2015 Chairs Report Audited financial statements

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Farmers & growers demonstrate environmental commitment standard

Nine successive years of growth for Agrecovery Rural Recycling show that farmers and growers across the country are continuing to increase their sustainable recycling practices. Provisional results for the year ending June 2015 stand at 15,495kg of unwanted chemicals and 240,732kg of recycled plastic packaging collected by the industry good programme. This reflects a 50% jump in container recycling over a two year period. According to Adrienne Wilcock, Chair and Dairy NZ trustee on the Agrecovery Foundation, it was also a year of milestones for Agrecovery. “We exceeded one million kilograms of container plastic recycled since our 2007 launch and we now have over 10,000 farmer and grower members, one of whom won a new Suzuki motorbike in our recent ...

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Win with Agrecovery and Suzuki standard

By the end of this month, New Zealand farmers and growers will have recycled one million kg of plastic containers through the Agrecovery Rural Recycling programme. “It’s a significant milestone for sustainability in the primary sector, so we’re celebrating by giving away a new Suzuki farm bike,” says Agrecovery Foundation Chair Adrienne Wilcock, a dairy farmer from Matamata who represents Dairy NZ on the Foundation. In the ‘Kick start your winter clean up’, anyone who recycles with Agrecovery before the end of June will go into the draw to win a Suzuki DR200 Trojan (RRP $5995), a popular model ideal for most rural applications. The Agrecovery container programme started in 2007, offering farmers and growers free recycling of plastic containers ...

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Double win for rural recyclers standard

Agrecovery Rural Recycling has scored a double win for farmers and growers with the introduction of on-farm collection for large drums and with dairy hygiene brand GEA FIL joining the programme. The new service offers free on-property collection for empty drums and IBCs (from 61 to 1000 litres) from fourteen participating brand owners of agrichemical and dairy products. The brands are Agrisource, Adama (formerly Agronica), Bayer, BioAg, Donaghys, Etec Crop Solutions, FIL, Farmguard, Orion Crop Protection, Post-Harvest Solutions, Ravensdown, Synergy, Syngenta and Yara. More brands are expected to join as customer demand grows. “A solution for larger packaging is a natural next step for Agrecovery,” says Adrienne Wilcock, who represents DairyNZ on the Agrecovery Foundation. “Large scale farmers, spray contractors ...

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