Entries by Margot Beverley

Manitoba launches new agri-plastics stewardship program with Cleanfarms as program operator

Today Manitoba’s Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard and Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced the launch of a new provincially regulated agricultural plastics stewardship program to include used grain bags and plastic baler twine. Cleanfarms will operate the stewardship program on behalf of the agricultural industry and manage the collection and recycling […]

Cleanfarms participates in Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Announcement re: Managing on-farm plastic waste and growing the bioeconomy

Today the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced funding of more than $4.5 million for five new projects that will improve plastic waste management and on-farm sustainability, and advance bioplastics research. The minister made the announcement alongside Cleanfarms, which will receive up to $1.1 million through the Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities […]

“P.E.I. farmers dispose of unused farm pesticides and medications despite COVID-19”: Cleanfarms featured in CBC’s PEI News Report

Cleanfarms’ Executive Director Barry Friesen had a chance to meet up with CBC’s Nancy Russell in New Perth, PEI, to discuss the collection program for unwanted pesticides & old/obsolete livestock & equine medications that finished up in province on November 13, and a range of other programs in progress or in development. Visit: P.E.I. farmers […]

Cleanfarms Puts Feet on the Ground in Alberta with New Lethbridge Office

Lethbridge, AB – Cleanfarms, a Canada-wide stewardship organization best known for its ag-plastics recycling programs for pesticide and fertilizer jugs and totes and grain bags has opened an Alberta office in Lethbridge. “Alberta’s importance as an executive hub for agricultural industry is growing. That combined with its position as a Prairie powerhouse for agriculture in Canada, […]

Time to Recycle those Empty Grain Bags in Alberta; Cleanfarms’ Collection Sites are Ready and Waiting

It’s winter on the prairies, so it’s time to empty grain bags to move last fall’s harvest to dryers and then to market. For growers who use grain bags, that means recycling them instead of landfilling, storing or worse, burning them. For some Alberta farmers, this year could be the first time they’ve had an […]