Thursday, 03 October 2019 11:49

State’s tougher line on farm plastics

The squeeze on plastics should be a sobering warning to farmers and plastic wrap suppliers says the head of Plasback, New Zealand’s on farm recycler.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 12 July 2019 10:55

Saving the planet one post at a time

Working as a farmer and fencing contractor for 15 years made Jerome Wenzlick very familiar with fence posts — now he's “saving the planet one post at a time”.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 23 May 2019 07:58

Dairy’s top woman backs recycling

Dairy Woman of the Year Trish Rankin has a message for all farmers: recycling systems work and it is worth doing your bit.

Published in Agribusiness

Demand for Plasback’s on-farm recycling service is growing so fast in Canterbury that the regional collector, McCarthy Contracting Ltd, now has a truck devoted to the task full-time.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:35

Calls for Container Deposit Legislation

There have long been calls for regulations to control the disposal and reuse of glass by introducing Container Deposit Legislation (CDL).

Published in General News

Since starting up in 2007, the Agrecovery Rural Recycling programme has seen more than one million kilograms of container plastic recycled.

Published in General News
Saturday, 14 February 2015 00:00

Large drums rolled away for recycling

A rural recycling scheme will now include on-farm collection of large drums.

Published in Machinery & Products
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:46

Sun shines on plastic recycler

Farm recycling company Plasback says its collection rates for used silage wrap are climbing steadily.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 04 December 2014 11:14

Agrecovery offers alternative for farm waste

Agrecovery is reminding farmers of its free waste collection sites where plastics and other farm waste can be disposed as an alternative to burning or dumping.

Published in General News
Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:31

Recycling rural waste

Major recycling opportunities exist for rural waste, according to a new report.

Published in General News
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