Agrecovery small woven PP bag recycling scheme
Agrecovery has launched a new recycling scheme for small woven polypropylene (PP) bags; plastic no.5, 25 kg or under. This Product Stewardship Scheme, run by Agrecovery, offers a sustainable solution for recycling seed, feed, and fertiliser packaging.
PGG Wrightson and Fruitfed Supplies form a part of this scheme, with woven PP bags able to be dropped off in an Agrecovery liner at strategically located stores around the country. See below for a map showing their location.
Along with easy access to recycling points, the brands who have chosen to participate in this programme pay a voluntary levy to cover the cost of recycling their bags, allowing it to be free to farmers and growers.
The recycling process for woven PP bags under 25 kg is simple. As woven PP is a low-quality plastic, follow the guidelines on how to present the plastic for recycling. Note, the products need to be from participating brands, with the bags shaken clean and not more than six months old. Recycle the bags in the approved Agrecovery liner and store them in a clean dry place before bringing them to your local collection point.
Here are the brands whose woven PP bags are accepted under this scheme: Agritrade, Ballance, Country Mile, Farm Source, FarmGuard, Farmlands, Fruitfed Supplies, Grochem, IXOM, McMillan Equine Feeds, NRM, Nufarm, PGG Wrightson, Pryde’s Easifeed, Ravensdown, Reliance Feeds, SealesWinslow, SGT Dan Stockfood, Southern Humates, Tradefog Global Co Ltd and Yara Fertilizers NZ.
Above image and photo are courtesy of Agrecovery.
Here's a list of PGG Wrightson and Fruitfed Supplies stores that are collection points for the woven PP bag recycling scheme