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Free recycling event in Te Puna standard

Agrecovery Rural Recycling will be holding a free collection event in Te Puna on 18th June to encourage farmers, growers and sports turf managers to recycle agrichemical containers. Two recent events held in Taihape and Darfield (Canterbury) collected nearly 5,000 containers that would otherwise have been burned or dumped on properties. “With increasing pressure on farmers to make good environmental decisions we want this free recycling programme to be more accessible and reduce unnecessary burning and dumping of plastic,” says Duncan Scotland of Agrecovery. “We have five permanent sites across the Bay of Plenty in Katikati, Te Puke, Edgecumbe, Opotiki and Rotorua, but we know that Te Puna is also a high use area for agrichemicals, so it makes sense ...

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“Make it go another round” winners… standard

Congratulations to the winners of the Agrecovery Container recycling promotion for February and March 2014! This year’s winners cover the full spectrum of Agrecovery users across the North and South Islands, including sheep and beef farmers, tree seed suppliers, helicopter sprayers, viticulturalists, onion growers, and grain brokers. Between them, the ten winners have recycled nearly 10,000 kg of container plastic. The winners, for whom recycling literally paid off: Jack Crozier, Avocado Asset Management – collection site: Fruitfed Supplies Katikati Myles Mullooly, Longridge Station – collection site: Matawhero Gisborne Steve Wheeler, Mission Estate Winery – collection site: Farmlands Horticulture Hastings Mark Juett, Chapman Onion Exports – collection site: Farmlands Taupo Andy Brown, Coast to Coast Helicopters – on-farm collection at Mapua ...

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Saving energy through recycling standard

Worldwide, a total of nearly 130 million kilograms of crop protection product containers have been recycled since the CropLife International container management initiative began about a decade ago. “Recycling used crop protection containers goes a long way in environmental benefits,” notes Detlef Doehnert, Ph.D., chair of CropLife International’s Container Management Project Team. “It’s easy to demonstrate the value of container management programs.” For instance, about 30,000 to 70,000 tonnes of empty crop protection product containers were collected each year between 2005 and 2012. A total of nearly 400,000 tonnes of containers. About 50 percent of them were in Brazil, which has the largest container management program in the world. In 2012, over 37,000 tonnes of plastic were collected there alone, ...

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Farmer response to free recycling encourages repeat visits standard

Agrecovery Rural Recycling is returning to rural Canterbury to hold five free container recycling events following the success of previous collections. Three events in Darfield and Fairlie in 2012 netted around 2,000kg of plastic, equivalent to approximately 4,000 containers that might otherwise have been burned or buried on local farms. This year, events will be held in Darfield, Fairlie, Cheviot, Geraldine and Oxford. “We have 12 permanent collections sites across Canterbury which provide year round access to recycling for farmers and growers, however with the ban on burning and dumping we want to widen that network as much as possible,” says Duncan Scotland of Agrecovery. A number of retailers and contractors are supporting the events including Farmlands, PGG Wrightson and ...

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Farmer response encourages repeat visit standard

Agrecovery Rural Recycling is returning to Taihape to hold another free container recycling event following the success of the November 2013 collection. Local businesses Farmlands, PGG Wrightson and Ruapehu Farm Supplies are again supporting the Agrecovery initiative which will be held on 2nd April. Last year, the one day collection netted over 600kg of plastic that might otherwise have been burned or buried on local farms. “We promised that if we got a good result last year, we’d be back,” says Duncan Scotland of Agrecovery.  “We hope to have an even better collection this year.” Farmers and contractors can bring their empty, triple rinsed agrichemical and animal health plastic containers to Ruapehu Farm Supplies at 118 Hautapu Street, between 10am ...

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Make your empties go another round and win! standard

Ten $500 vouchers are up for grabs with Agrecovery Container recycling… Simply bring in your empty triple rinsed plastic containers for recycling with Agrecovery during February and March 2014 and you’ll go in the draw to win one of ten $500 vouchers to spend at your preferred rural retailer. How do I enter? STEP 1: Triple rinse and clean your empty plastic containers (0-60 litres in size). Remember to leave the label on. STEP 2: Take your containers to one of our 70 collection sites nationwide Large users (over 300 containers) can contact Agrecovery for on-property collection. STEP 3: Sit back and decide how you’ll spend your $500 voucher if you win! Which containers are free to recycle? You can ...

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It’s the pits! standard

Getting a handle on non-natural rural waste in Canterbury Rural waste is poorly understood. The types and volumes of waste produced and the way it is managed remainssomewhat of a mystery, unlike urban waste management, which has been the primary focus of waste managers for the last few decades. Logistically and financially, good waste management is a difficult proposition for the majority of farmers and, anecdotally, this results in the adoption of less-than-desirable waste management practices, which may be impacting on our environment. In 2012, Environment Canterbury commissioned scoping studies to investigate the management of non-natural rural waste (non-organic, solid waste) generated by farms and agribusinesses in the region. The preliminary studies found that very little rural waste data exists ...

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Local Taranaki businesses back recycling standard

Local Taranaki businesses are supporting Agrecovery Rural Recycling collections for plastic containers in Okato, Waverly and Inglewood with three container collection events. According to Agrecovery, empty, triple rinsed containers from nearly 60 participating manufacturers of agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene products are free to recycle at the events. The collections will be held at Coastal Wrapping in Okato on 5th November and at RD1 in Waverly and Inglewood on 6th and 7th November respectively. There will be BBQs at RD1 and anyone recycling at the events will enter one of three prize draws. “Taranaki has really increased their recycling of containers through Agrecovery over the last couple of years – from just under 300 kg in 2010-11 up to ...

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