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WIN with Agrecovery! Rinse Return Reward$ standard

Competition Notice 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 March and April 2012. 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 over 55 participating brand owners are FREE to recycle through Agrecovery. Containers must be empty, triple rinsed and from 1 – 60 litres in size. To be eligible containers must still have their label on. Every collection receipt issued by an Agrecovery Collection site during March and April 2012 constitutes an entry into the draw. You automatically become a member of Agrecovery ...

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Rinse, Return, Reward! Win with Agrecovery standard

Following on from the successful 2012 promotion, Agrecovery will again be running a container promotion in early 2013. 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 Containers provides a safe and fully compliant recycling programme for 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 and 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 ...

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Local businesses host collection sites standard

PDC Barn in Taumarunui, Fruitfed Supplies in Ohakune and Farmlands in Taupo are three companies locally supporting the push for sustainability and environmental best practice in our primary industries. All three companies are now collection sites in the Central North Island for the Agrecovery Container Recycling programme. The programme allows farmers and growers across the country to recycle empty 1 – 60 litre plastic containers. Eligible containers from the 55 agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene companies who support this product stewardship programme can be recycled for free. Ohakune, Taumarunui and Taupo are just three of the seventy collection sites located across the country. George Thomas of PDC Barn said the company was keen to be part of the ...

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Roots Shoots and Fruits joins Agrecovery standard

“Soil Health, Plant Health, Our Health” is key to the vision of Roots Shoots and Fruits, a New Zealand organic nutritional fertiliser supply company. The addition of Roots Shoots and Fruits brings to 55 the number of brand owners supporting this product stewardship programme for agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene plastic containers. Tim Callaghan, Director of Waiheke based Roots Shoots and Fruits, says “We’re an enviromentally orientated company with a focus on sustainable and efficient organic liquid fertilisers and we specialise in nutrition and biological agents. “We’re really passionate about improving grower profitability and increasing the nutritional value of food, but we also believe it’s important to respect our environment and improve soils for future generations. Being part ...

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Synergy containers eligible for free recycling standard

Containers from the Synergy brand, a range of agricultural products exclusive to Farmlands, are eligible for free recycling through the Agrecovery Container programme. As with all containers from the 54 supporting brand owners, containers must be empty, triple rinsed and from 1 – 60 litres in size. To be eligible containers must still have their label. Click here for more information about the Container programme… Click here for a list of supporting brand owners… Click here to locate your local container collection site…

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GROLogic joins Agrecovery standard

“Take care of the soil and the soil will take care of you” is the guiding principle at GROLogic, distributors of bio-logical products, and the latest brand owner to join the Agrecovery Container Recycling programme. The addition of GROLogic brings to 53 the number of brand owners supporting this product stewardship programme for agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene plastic containers. GROLogic distributes bio-stimulants, foliar fertilisers, soil conditioners and surfactants, promoting health and abundance of life in the soil in order to achieve good soil health and in turn, successful crops. “Our approach is based around sustainable production principles and so it was only logical for us to join the Agrecovery programme,” says Sharon Fitzgerald, Director of GROLogic. “It means ...

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Agrecovery, it’s just part of the routine standard

Founded in 1975, LeaderBrand is recognised as one of New Zealand’s largest and most diversified horticultural and fresh food businesses. With farms located in Gisborne and Canterbury, LeaderBrand is the largest grower, packer, and shipper of buttercup squash (Kabocha) in the world, and the largest grower, packer, and shipper of broccoli, lettuce and fresh sweetcorn in New Zealand. They are also one of the largest growers of ‘Gisborne Chardonnay’ and Pinot Gris grapes. “The highly discerning Japanese market is a large scale export customer and the protocols they require are applied to all LeaderBrand produce,” explains the company’s Annual Crop Manager Richard Burke (pictured). “We’re certified with NZGAP and have a certified HACCP-based food safety programme. We also conduct regular ...

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New look advertising standard

Agrecovery now has a new look for its advertising! Over the early years of the Agrecovery programme advertising focused on informing potential programme users what services Agrecovery offered and how to use them. Now the programme is more established, advertising is moving to a simpler message; a strong call to action! Keep an eye out for our new advertising in various industry publications from October onwards. Click here to view a sample advert.

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Agrecovery on Country99 TV standard

Country99 TV’s Sector Report for Tuesday 31 May 2011 covered a topic close to our hearts here at Agrecovery: Recycling! Gareth Mentzer, National Operations Manager for Agrecovery, spoke to reporter Drew Chappell. You can view the full Sector Report here on YouTube. Alternatively, watch the Agrecovery segment below. Please note, the report suggests that the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard sets the international standard for container recycling. In fact, international best practice for agrichemical container product stewardship is set by Crop Life International. Agrecovery’s adherence to these standards is however audited to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.

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