British Columbia farmers safely dispose of 24,300 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications


Farmers in British Columbia returned 22,832 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 1,470 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through Cleanfarms’ obsolete collection campaign this past year. The obsolete collection program is part of the plant science and animal health industry’s commitment to the responsible lifecycle management of their products. Cleanfarms, which operates the… View Article

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Timmer’s Travels: My favourite ag moment of 2018!


To celebrate Canada’s Ag Day, Cleanfarms asked Kim to share why she loves Canadian agriculture. When someone finds out that I’ve worked in the agriculture sector for more than 10 years, I’m often asked what has kept me here so long. My immediate response: the people and the culture. I was reminded of this last… View Article

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Prince Edward Island farmers safely dispose of more than 26,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications


Farmers in Prince Edward Island returned 25,788 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 355 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through Cleanfarms’ obsolete collection campaign this past year. The obsolete collection program is part of the plant science and animal health industry’s commitment to the responsible lifecycle management of their products. Cleanfarms, which operates… View Article

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Saskatchewan farmers safely dispose of more than 184,000 kilograms of obsolete pesticides and livestock medications


Farmers in Saskatchewan returned 181,804 kilograms of obsolete and unwanted pesticides and 2,804 kilograms of livestock and equine medications through Cleanfarms’ obsolete collection campaign this past year. The obsolete collection program is part of the plant science and animal health industry’s commitment to the responsible lifecycle management of their products. Cleanfarms, which operates the program,… View Article

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Agriculture and its contribution to circular economy


It protects the environment, drives innovation and helps the industry stay competitive. Circular economy marks the next big step in our path toward creating a more sustainable future. The circular economy has garnered much interest recently. The approach that challenges how organizations address resource efficiency is gaining traction globally. Here at home, many businesses have… View Article

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Why Recycling Matters


Much of the material going to landfill has a market value. Given the opportunities that exist within the waste recovery industry, should we be burying that value for long? The concept of reducing, reusing and recycling is as old as waste itself. And farmers, particularly older farmers, are some of Canada’s most vociferous recyclers. But… View Article

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The opportunity with ag plastic waste


There’s too much plastic waste making its way into our landfills, and the only way to address the problem is to go back to the basics: reduce, reuse, and recycle  Barry Friesen, General Manager, CleanFARMS Plastic is a key material in the world economy that can be found in virtually everything these days. Worldwide, 322… View Article

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Prince Edward Island farmers are invited to safely dispose of their obsolete pesticides and livestock medications


Charlottetown, PE Prince Edward Island farmers are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from November 6 through 17, 2017. In partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), Cleanfarms, an industry-led, national not-for-profit environmental stewardship organization, is offering this program at no cost to… View Article

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