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Agrecovery Recognises Recycling Week: 19 - 25 October 2020

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 6:23 am | Agrecovery Foundation

Recycling Week is a good way of celebrating the achievements of our rural communities in working to support the principles and practices of a circular economy, resource efficiency and waste reduction. At Agrecovery, these principles are at the core of ... More >>

New GM Wants Zero Waste On New Zealand Farms

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 5:25 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Agrecovery’s new General Manager, Tony Wilson, wants all farm waste recycled, reused, or repurposed in his quest to build upon the legacy that his predecessor, Simon Andrew, left behind. Tony Wilson “First and foremost, I want to follow the ... More >>

Government Announces Rural Recycling ‘a Must Do’

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 4:13 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Supporting farmers to preserve the environment by offering alternatives to the harmful disposal practices of burning, burying and stockpiling of waste is vital for the future of New Zealand. Government measures announced today by the Associate Environment ... More >>

Government Must Step In To Boost Rural Recycling

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 3:09 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

By Simon Andrew The public opinion on the challenge of waste has fixated on everyday consumer items like single use plastic bags, coffee cups and straws. As an agricultural nation, New Zealand needs to extend its eye-view to the wider waste issues faced ... More >>

Rural recycling rates soar, but more solutions needed

Monday, 16 December 2019, 5:06 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Rural recycling has seen unprecedented gains, with rates soaring to 43 percent above last year’s figures. The programme responsible for these results supports government proposals to rethink plastics but says there is an urgent need for local recycling ... More >>

Well done NZ for record-breaking rural recycling volumes

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:18 am | Agrecovery Foundation

Farmers and growers are proving their worth as good stewards of the land, by achieving record-breaking volumes of plastic recycling through the rural recycling programme, Agrecovery. More >>

Support for rural recycling

Friday, 9 August 2019, 1:17 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Supporting farmers to preserve the environment by providing alternatives to the harmful disposal practices of burning, burying and stockpiling of waste is vital for the future of New Zealand. More >>

Rural recycling project will clear more waste from farms

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 10:20 am | Agrecovery Foundation

A new project will support farmers by providing alternatives to the harmful disposal practices of burning, burying and stock-piling of waste. The Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage announced the launch of the New Zealand Rural Waste ... More >>

Making plastic useful again to clear rural waste

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:35 am | Agrecovery Foundation

Making plastic waste useful again by collaborating with industry partners is the driving force behind a rural recycling programme’s success. More >>

New recycling site helps Westport farmers clear more waste

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 4:39 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Farmlands in Westport is supporting the push to clear more rural waste and support sustainable farming by joining the list of Agrecovery container collection sites throughout the country. More >>

Sustainable plastic recycling solution for farmers

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 1:22 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

As plastic waste hits the headlines again, rural recycling programme Agrecovery assures farmers and growers that it offers a complete and sustainable local solution for empty agrichemical containers and drums. More >>

Recycling events clear fourteen tonnes of rural waste

Friday, 8 June 2018, 2:36 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Waikato and South Canterbury farmers safely disposed of more than 14 tonnes of waste at two inaugural one-stop recycling and recovery events, and demonstrated their support for more options to sustainably clear waste from our rural communities. More >>

Recycling events being trialled for Waikato and Canterbury

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 10:45 am | Agrecovery Foundation

Farmers in Matamata and Geraldine can participate in one-stop-shop recycling events in May. This is part of a project to trial new ways of helping farmers recycle farm waste and avoid harmful disposal practices such as burning, burial and bulk storage. More >>

Government and industry join to recycle more farm waste

Monday, 5 March 2018, 2:06 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Rural recycling programme - Agrecovery demonstrates how industry and government can work together to reduce plastic waste and clear unwanted agrichemicals from our environment. At an industry event with Conservation and Associate Environment Minister, Eugenie ... More >>

Rural recycling a no-brainer

Monday, 26 February 2018, 1:20 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

By Simon Andrew Supporting farmers and growers to clear more waste and preserve New Zealand farms for future generations is the mission of the rural recycling programme, Agrecovery. In tackling the plastic used by our rural communities, the leading product ... More >>

Minister announces efforts to recycle more waste from farms

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 3:54 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson is sending a strong message of support to help New Zealand’s rural recycling programme meet an ambitious target to clear more waste . The minister announced his decision to extend accreditation of Agrecovery ... More >>

Rural recycling programme challenges NZ to clear more waste

Monday, 17 July 2017, 9:22 am | Agrecovery Foundation

Rural recycling programme, Agrecovery, challenges other industries to follow its lead in clearing more of New Zealand’s plastic waste. The programme will this year recover and recycle over 300 tonnes of plastic that might otherwise be burnt, buried ... More >>

Rural recycling rates hit record high

Friday, 2 August 2013, 11:46 am | Agrecovery Foundation

Rural recycling rates hit a record high in Agrecovery’s last financial year with collection volumes growing by 24 percent and the programme posting its sixth consecutive year of growth. More >>

Waikato and Canterbury lead rural recycling volumes

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 1:23 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Figures released by the Agrecovery Rural Recycling Programme show that more farmers and growers throughout New Zealand are embracing sustainable farming practices by recycling their waste plastics. More >>

Agrecovery comes to Northland for agrichemical collection

Monday, 9 May 2011, 12:13 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

The Agrecovery Chemicals programme will be holding its first collection of unwanted and expired agrichemicals in the Northland region shortly. More >>