Silage wrap recycling blitz


Silage wrap recycling blitz

Recycling effort: Mark Walters and Tilly with a load of Plasbac bags full of silage wrap on the way to a transfer station for recycling. He is president of the Poowong and District Landcare Group. 

POOWONG and District Landcare Group recently initiated a media campaign to remind farmers that silage wrap is a recyclable product and must not be burned or buried, and to rather take the wrap to transfer stations.

Silage wrap must be uncontaminated, rope twine and net is not recyclable.

Transfer stations at Koonwarra and Foster accept silage wrap for free if in Plasbac bags. There is an $11 charge for Bulka bags.

Landcare said intake of silage wrap at transfer stations was increasing.

Poowong Landcare vice president Wendy Davis said, “Some promising news on this subject is that three clever students at an English university have invented an edible silage wrap and won a handsome prize for this.

“A company called Bionet.Agriculture Ltd was formed, but unfortunately so far as I can discover, this company no longer exists. Such a shame. Maybe someone out there has some information about this.”

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