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Farmlands part of the recycling solution standard

Farmlands has increased its support of Agrecovery’s container recycling network with a new collection site in Pahiatua. Farmlands stores host 14 of 71 collection sites around New Zealand, where farmers and growers can recycle the empty plastic containers of more than 3,000 commonly used chemicals for free. Pahiatua Business Manager Brian Abbot is pleased to offer the service to local farmers and growers. “We tested customer demand with a one-off event that saw more than 800 containers delivered in one day. That showed the volume was there and customer feedback was positive, so opening a permanent site seemed the natural thing to ...

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Agrecovery Foundation calls for burning bans standard

Agrecovery Foundation is calling for councils to introduce and enforce burning bans after a recycling surge followed the introduction of a burning ban in Canterbury in January 2014. Container recycling in the Canterbury region increased 113 percent to 36,140 kg in the six months after the introduction of the ban, compared to 16,960 for the same period last year. “We have seen a clear link between this ban and an increase in recycling in the Canterbury region,” says Agrecovery Foundation Chair, Graeme Peters. “It’s hard to argue with the numbers. The positive stand by Environment Canterbury has had a marked impact on the environment and we are calling on other councils to implement new bans or do more to enforce existing bans. “In ...

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Priority Waste Streams Consultation standard

The Agrecovery Foundation has submitted the following document to the Ministry for the Environment following the call for submissions around priority waste streams including agrichemicals and agricultural plastics. If you have any questions around this submission, please contact: Graeme Peters Chair, Agrecovery Foundation gpeters@agcarm.co.nz 04 499 4225 027 66 77 400

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Agrecovery backs compulsory product stewardship standard

Agrecovery has welcomed government moves to encourage recycling and recovery of agrichemicals and plastic containers. A discussion document released today by Environment Minister Amy Adams is a big step towards improving the management of waste agrichemicals and their packaging. Agrecovery Chair, Graeme Peters says “This process, when completed, will hopefully make it compulsory for companies which make and sell registered agrichemicals to be part of a product stewardship scheme.” This would be supported by Agrecovery and the 60 companies which have supported it over the last seven years of operation, during which Agrecovery has recycled 650 tonnes of plastic and helped dispose of 30 tonnes of unwanted or expired agrichemicals. Compulsion will remove free riders – those manufacturers who refuse ...

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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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Young Farmers partner with Agrecovery standard

Get recycling and be into win! Young Farmers and Agrecovery Rural Recycling have joined forces to encourage you to recycle your plastic farm waste, protecting both your land and our environment. According to a recent report by Environment Canterbury potentially around 700,000 kg of containers are burned, buried in a farm pit or stockpiled in Canterbury each year. What could that figure be for the whole of NZ? 3 million? 4 million? That’s a lot of containers every year! Thanks to the support of nearly 60 brand owners, Agrecovery offers a free recycling programme for more than 3,000 commonly used agrichemical, animal health and dairy hygiene containers. Instead of being burned or dumped, your empties could be recycled to “go ...

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