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Cleanfarms programs to recycle and manage farm ag-plastic waste contributes to job creation and economic benefit in Alberta

Moose Jaw, SK (September 27, 2019) – According to a newly released study commissioned by the Recycling Council of Alberta, Cleanfarms’ recycling program in Alberta for agricultural plastic waste benefits the province’s economic and employment sectors, including job creation, wages, provincial tax benefit, capital investment and overall contribution to Alberta’s Gross Domestic Product. Cleanfarms is […]

Single Use Plastics Bans Not Targeting Ag-plastics: Cleanfarms

Moose Jaw—This week’s federal government announcement on the ban of some single use plastics by 2021 have left many Canadian farmers wondering if single use plastics for agricultural products such as grain bags, pesticide and fertilizer jugs and seed bags are included. Cleanfarms, the national organization that operates programs throughout the country to collect empty […]

Alberta Agricultural Recycling Group Names Cleanfarms as Recycling Pilot Program Operator

Calgary, AB – The Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APRG) through the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) announced that they have selected Cleanfarms as the program operator for a three-year pilot program to collect agricultural grain bags and twine for recycling. Cleanfarms was successful in meeting the qualifications set out in an expression of interest for the […]

Cleanfarms Posts Increases in 2018 Ag-Plastic Recovery Programs

Cleanfarms continues to demonstrate that Canada’s agricultural community is committed to managing farm waste responsibly. In its 2018 annual report just released, Cleanfarms recorded an increase in recovery of its Canada-wide empty small plastic container collection program of 14% by volume over 2017. In total, farmers brought back nearly 5.8 million empty containers (23L and […]

Cleanfarms Calling for Farmers to Recycle 100% of Plastic Ag Jugs to Mark 30th Anniversary

Thirty years ago, the crop protection industry in Canada planted the seeds of a voluntary stewardship program in Prairie communities to collect empty agricultural plastic jugs for recycling. The idea took root and since then, Cleanfarms has expanded the program across Canada bringing in a total of about 126 million plastic jugs that have been […]