Rural waste minimisation a focus for farmers

Rural Exchange 03/03/2018

Supporting farmers and growers to clear more waste and preserve New Zealand farms for future generations is the mission of the rural recycling programme, Agrecovery.

In tackling the plastic used by our rural communities, the leading product stewardship programme recycles over 300 tonnes per year.

Farmers and growers are able to drop off empty plastic containers at close to 80 drop-off points across New Zealand.

For those with high volumes, or for more than three large plastic drums, on-farm pick-ups can be arranged.

It is accredited by the Ministry of the Environment as a product stewardship initiative and is supported by seven primary industry trustee organisations who govern the programme.

Simon Andrews, Agrecovery general managerthis week met with Associate Minister for the Environment, Eugene Sage, about the government support for the programme.

Watch the full interview above with Simon Andrew.

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