“Cleanfarms makes it easy for every grower to do the right thing, so there’s no excuse for not bringing a seed bag or an empty jug to your local retailer or a collection site,” says Julie. “It’s worthwhile knowing that I’m doing the best I can to rid of products in the most environmentally friendly way.”
Julie Simpson is part of a cash crop farm and a vegetable transplant greenhouse in Ontario. Environmental sustainability is important to Julie, and is embedded in the way she runs recycling initiatives at the facility. She believes that recycling programs contribute to the overall health and well-being of a community, and that farmers are critical partners in the industry’s recycling efforts. Julie proactively seeks out information on recycling programs through her local municipality and agri-retailers, and readily shares her knowledge with others in the community. She participates in Cleanfarms programs available in the province, and encourages other growers to do the same.