Entries by Margot Beverley

“We all share responsibility for recycling ag plastics”: Alberta Wheat Commision’s “The Growing Point” highlights opportunities to manage ag plastics sustainably

In a recent article published in the Alberta Wheat Commission’s “The Growing Point”, Cleanfarms CEO Barry Friesen points to the many opportunities all of us in the agricultural value chain have to recycle ag plastics and manage them responsibly. Find out about options to manage ag plastics sustainably throughout Canada and particularly with the new […]

2019 Saskatchewan Grain Bag Recycling Rate Already Surpasses 2018 by 25%

MOOSE JAW, SK – Halfway through 2019, and with one of the busiest periods of grain bag recycling still ahead, Saskatchewan farmers have already recycled 25% more grain bags in 2019 than they did in all of 2018, recycling program operator Cleanfarms announced today. Cleanfarms is a non-profit industry stewardship organization established 10 years ago […]

Quebec farms produce tonnes of unrecyclable plastic waste, study suggests (Montreal Gazette)

Article by Daniel Sucar in Montreal Gazette This article points out that there’s a high volume of ag plastic in province, but also that there are several solutions for diverting it from landfill. Included also: “Government regulation doesn’t have to be complicated,” CleanFarms general manager Barry Friesen said. “If you give the farmers the tools to […]