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Farmers encouraged to take part in plastic recycling trial

Farmers encouraged to take part in plastic recycling trial

Farmers in Southwest Victoria are being encouraged to take part in a new pilot, which will trial silage plastic recycling.

The trial is open to up to 100 farms in western Victoria, with participants selected to provide diversity in farm sizes, locations and farm type.

The pilot is set to begin this month and offers famers an opportunity to be environmentally responsible in the disposal of silage plastic waste.

The trial is being run by Dairy Australian and funded through the Commonwealth Government’s National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.

In an effort to reduce plastic to landfill, the trial is aimed at Western District farmers who use silage and would like to see the plastic waste from their silage recycled.

The outcomes will inform a national collection and recycling system for plastic, championed by Dairy Australia, with input from farmers and industry stakeholders across the supply chain.

Participants in the trial will be able to choose to drop off the plastic at waste transfer sites for free or choose to book on-farm collection of the silage plastic for a small fee.

To express interest, click here.


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