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It’s Recycling Week standard

Recycling Week is a good way of celebrating the achievements of our rural communities in working to support the principles and practices of a circular economy, resource efficiency and waste reduction. At Agrecovery, these principles are at the core of programmes delivered across the country every single day. Our rural communities have made a real and sustained effort to move away from the take-make-waste linear consumption to a circular restorative and regenerative economy. Despite the challenges faced this year with recycling being paused for almost two months, farmers have maintained their resolve to keep recycling and being good guardians of the land. The government has also stepped in to try and help this become the norm for all farmers and ...

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Veterinary medicines, household weed and pest control recycling projects standard

These projects seek to divert more rural waste from landfill, by seeking sustainable end-of-life management solutions for veterinary medicines and household pest and weed control products and their packaging. This work will extend our existing recycling scheme for commercial agrichemicals to include veterinary medicines and household weed and pest control products. Our current scheme operates for manufacturers who voluntarily commit to product stewardship.  With agrichemicals being declared priority products, all agrichemicals must become part of a regulated product stewardship scheme under the Waste Minimisation Act.   The scope All agrichemicals and their containers, up to and including 1000 litres in size, or equivalent packaging for dry goods that are used for: any horticulture, agricultural and livestock production, including veterinary medicines industrial, utility, infrastructure ...

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Recycling project tackles soft plastics standard

An innovative project to address the environmental issues caused by soft agricultural plastics, such as the bags used for fertiliser, seed, and feed, as well as netting, silage wrap and twine, seeks to find sustainable solutions for these plastics at the end of their useful life. The farm plastics we’re finding solutions for The scope of this project includes, but isn’t limited to, the following farm plastics: plastic sacks for packaging agricultural and horticultural commodities – including, fertiliser sacks, feed sacks and bulk tonne bags of woven polypropylene and/or polyethylene plastic wrapping materials for silage or hay – including baleage wrap, hay bale netting, baling twine and covers for silage pits How this is being done The project aims to ...

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Innovative project to tackle agricultural plastic waste standard

Agricultural plastics, such as the bags used for fertiliser, seed, and feed, as well as netting, silage wrap and twine, are next in line for an end-of-life makeover. An innovative project seeking to improve environmental outcomes has received government support for repurposing this plastic for farmers and growers. Finding the best sustainable solutions for these plastics is at the core of the project run by rural recycling programme Agrecovery. The Ministry of the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) is contributing $178,200 to the total project budget of $196,346. This funding was approved by Eugenie Sage, Associate Minister for the Environment so that Agrecovery can sustainably divert more farm plastics away from harmful disposal practices. The project will see the rural ...

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COVID-19 Update: 13 May standard

AGRECOVERY SERVICES RESUME WITH SOME PRECAUTIONS As New Zealand is in Alert Level 2 of the government’s response to COVID-19 from 14 May, recycling at sites around the country can resume, as well as on-farm collections and chemical recovery operations. Sites are accepting containers Our sites are accepting agrichemical containers, but some preparation is needed before you drop them off. This includes contacting the site, as well as following some extra precautions. Make sure you read our guidance on dropping off containers to sites during Alert Level 2. Dropping off containers to sites Find your local Keep triple-rinsing containers Make sure you are triple-rinsing containers correctly, see: triple rinsing guide triple rinsing video On-farm collections  Call us for an on-farm ...

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COVID-19 Update – May 21 standard

AGRECOVERY SERVICES RESUME All Agrecovery services are now operating. Sites around the country are open for recycling and on-farm collections and chemical recovery operations have all resumed. Find your local site Keep triple-rinsing containers Make sure you are triple-rinsing containers correctly, see: triple rinsing guide triple rinsing video Thanks Thanks for your patience, we’re excited to be recycling again and helping rural New Zealand to clear more waste. Previous updates  Update to members: 13 May 2020 Update to members: 23 April 2020 Update to members: 25 March 2020

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