Building a Canada-wide zero plastic waste strategy for agriculture
Research demonstrates that when convenient, cost effective stewardship programs, like Cleanfarms’ empty pesticide & fertilizer container recycling program, are available, farmers overwhelmingly use them.
We also know that farmers and their local communities want to recycle additional agricultural plastics (ag plastics) like bale/silage wrap, twine and greenhouse film to keep their farms clean and divert these bulky and sometime hard-to-manage materials from landfills.
In addition to on the ground pilot projects in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec, Cleanfarms is working on additional projects to help ag plastic producers and Canadian farmers boost their ability to recycle and properly steward these materials.
With the financial support of the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, a two-part research project is underway to gather important information that could form the building blocks of future programming: