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April 5, 2022 Issues & Insights

Twine – it’s one of the easiest ag plastics to recycle. Really!

Of all the agricultural plastics on prairie farms, baler twine is one of the easiest to overlook when it comes to a commitment to recycle. Unlike grain bags, which when empty, are a massive amount of plastic laying in the field, baler twine accumulates in smaller bunches, seemingly innocuous, until they start to take over...

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January 31, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Alberta farmers getting on board with grain bag recycling pilot

Farmers universally value tools that give them options when it comes to making decisions about crop production. For example, some prairie farmers choose to use grain bags if a harvest has been abundant and extra storage is needed or bin storage is not available close to where the grain is harvested. In the past decade,...

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October 19, 2021 Innovation & Technology

Managing ag plastics long-term — can product suppliers play a bigger role?

In Canada and around the world, certain industry sectors take responsibility for managing their products and packaging when consumers/users are finished with them (typically called at ‘end of life’) so the resources can be recovered and reinvested in the economy. In these cases, a variety of market forces encourage these companies, called ‘producers’, that supply...

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September 2, 2021 Innovation & Technology

How ag plastics recycling works in Alberta – challenges and opportunities

Cleanfarms and the Alberta Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APRG) are publishing a series of information articles for Alberta farmers to develop a shared understanding of the importance of used agricultural plastics resource management. Every farmer in Alberta who uses tools such as plastic grain bags, agricultural baler twine and bale wrap faces the same obstacles...

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July 31, 2021 Innovation & Technology

Can the ag sector achieve zero plastic waste on the farm?

Cleanfarms and the Alberta Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APRG) are publishing a series of information articles for Alberta farmers to develop a shared understanding of the importance of used agricultural plastics resource management. Modern farming utilizes technologies and innovative products that can help farmers operate efficiently with a goal of higher productivity yields in both...

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