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Waikato & Canterbury lead with recycling volumes standard

Waikato and Canterbury lead the way with rural recycling volumes Figures released by the Agrecovery Rural Recycling Programme show that more farmers and growers throughout New Zealand are embracing sustainable farming practices by recycling their waste plastics. In the last six months of 2012 around 6500 Agrecovery members have handed over 75,000kg of container plastic and just under 200,000kg of used silage plastics for recycling with Agrecovery. Agrecovery sales and marketing manager Duncan Scotland says that these volumes represent significant growth in programme uptake across all regions and market sectors. “Total volume across all materials is around 65% higher than a year ago, while the volume of silage plastics collected has nearly doubled. The waste materials collected just in the ...

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Incentives encourage use of recycling service standard

Following the success of a similar promotion in 2012, New Zealand’s leading rural recycling programme is again offering $5000 worth of rewards to encourage more farmers and growers to get recycling. The Agrecovery container programme provides free recycling for empty, triple rinsed containers, sized 60 litres and under, from 59 supporting brand owners. Containers are shredded and recycled in New Zealand into a compliant end-use; a far better outcome than burning or burying on farm. While the programme is already well utilised by thousands of farmers and growers, Duncan Scotland of Agrecovery suggests that the chance to win one of ten $500 vouchers may be just the nudge that others require to get started with Agrecovery, especially in the pastoral ...

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WIN with Agrecovery! Rinse Return Reward$ standard

Win one of ten $500 vouchers to spend with your preferred rural supplier! Simply recycle your eligible plastic containers with Agrecovery at 70 collection sites nationwide during February and March 2013. Agrecovery Container recycling provides a safe and fully compliant programme for the recycling of plastic agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene containers. Containers from 59 participating brand owners are FREE to recycle through Agrecovery. Containers must be empty, triple rinsed and 60 litres or under in size. To be eligible containers must still have their label on. Every collection receipt issued by an Agrecovery Collection site during February and March 2013 constitutes an entry into the draw. You automatically become a member of Agrecovery by using the programme. ...

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Waste to be avoided by new shelf life rules standard

The following items outline the issues and new rules around shelf life expiry dates. Clear up confusion over shelf life statements Source: www.novachem.co.nz – January 2012 Eighty-six percent of over 1000 Sunday Star-Times readers polled said they bought food and threw it away, despite rising costs at the checkout. Food past its use-by date makes up nearly half of what is thrown out. A zero-waste advocate said that food was routinely thrown out before it went off because people mistake best-before dates for use-by dates. Wasting food was bigger than just a personal cost issue, because it also wasted the efforts of producing, packaging and transporting it. Snap! Exactly the same situation happens with agrichemicals. People are discarding or returning ...

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Container collection in Darfield standard

Agrecovery is holding a FREE collection event for recycling triple rinsed plastic containers in Darfield. PGG Wrightson, 1 Ross Street, Darfield Thursday 6 December, 10am – 3pm Your containers must be: Plastic, up to and including 60 litres in size Empty and triple-rinsed Free from chemical residue inside & out Clean from dirt & other organic contamination Product label left on Lids and wire or plastic pail handles removed From participating brand owners (click here for a list of brand owners) Eligible containers from participating brand owners are free to recycle. Containers from non-brand owners can be accepted with an Agrecovery user-pays sticker, available on the day at a cost of $2.00 + GST per 10 litre container. All containers ...

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New Invercargill collection site standard

PGG Wrightson in Invercargill is supporting the push for sustainability and environmental best practice with the opening of an Agrecovery Container collection site at their Dee Street store. There are more than 70 Agrecovery collection sites nationwide including existing Southland sites in Gore, Winton and Lumsden but this is the first Invercargill site, allowing farmers, growers and contractors in the area easy access to this free recycling programme. The Agrecovery Container programme offers a sustainable recycling solution for empty triple rinsed plastic containers up to and including 60 litres. The collected agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene containers are then shredded by a mobile processing truck and processed into underground electrical cable covers here in New Zealand. PGG Wrightson has ...

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Container collections in Pahiatua and Fairlie standard

Agrecovery is holding a FREE collection event for the recycling of triple rinsed plastic containers at the following locations: FAIRLIE Whitestone Contracting Ltd, Allandale Rd, Fairlie Thursday 11th October 2012, 10am – 2pm PAHIATUA Gleeson Transport, Jervois Street, Pahiatua Wednesday 17 October 2012, 9am – 4pm Your containers must be: 1-60 litres in size, plastic Empty and triple-rinsed Free from chemical residue inside & out Clean from dirt & other organic contamination Product label left on Lids and wire or plastic pail handles removed From participating brand owners (click here for a list of brand owners) Eligible containers from participating brand owners are free to recycle. Containers from non-brand owners can be accepted with an Agrecovery user-pays sticker, available on ...

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Putaruru collection site opens standard

A new Agrecovery Container collection site has been opened at Farmlands on Taupo Street in Putaruru. Local farmers, growers, contractors and golf courses can make the most of this recycling programme at the site which will accept plastic containers on Monday to Fridays, from 8am to 4pm. Empty triple rinsed containers, 1 – 60 litres in size, from 57 brand owners of agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene products can be recycled for free. Farmlands have been very supportive of the rural recycling programme since it started in 2007, stocking wrap recycling bags in store and helping promote the programmes, as well as now hosting nine Agrecovery collection sites in the North Island. Site address: Farmlands, 35 Taupo Street, ...

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New collection sites in Pukekohe and Levin standard

Farmlands in Levin and Pukekohe are supporting the push for sustainability and environmental best practice with the opening of Agrecovery Container collection sites at these stores. Local farmers, growers, contractors and golf courses can make the most of this recycling programme at these sites which will accept eligible plastic containers on Monday to Fridays, from 8:30am to 4:30pm (Levin) and 8am to 4pm (Pukekohe). Empty triple rinsed containers, 1 – 60 litres in size, from 57 brand owners of agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene products can be recycled for free. Using the Agrecovery programme for products belonging to the 57 brand owners is mandatory for New Zealand GAP accreditation, the produce industry’s quality assurance programme. NZ GAP is ...

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$300 reward for good behaviour standard

To celebrate the opening of three new collection sites in Northland, Agrecovery Rural Recycling is offering recyclers the chance to win a $300 reward. The promotion aims to encourage farmers, growers, contractors and golf courses to make the most of this recycling programme for 1 – 60 litre plastic containers. Through the programme empty triple rinsed containers from 56 brand owners of agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene products can be recycled for free. “Anyone who recycles eligible containers through our three new collection sites at Farmlands Kaitaia, Kamo or Dargaville during July and August 2012 will go in the draw to win a $300 voucher to spend with their preferred rural supplier,” says Duncan Scotland of Agrecovery. According ...

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