Prince Edward Island growers can recycle baler twine in this pilot project!
Starting spring 2021, PEI farmers will be able to recycle their baler twine, which helps improve the sustainability of their farming operation. Keeping twine out of landfills is a significant benefit to landfill operators as well because this material can twist around equipment and cause damage.
Cleanfarms is partnering with Island Waste Management Corporation to operate this pilot. Farmers will be provided with collection bags to properly store twine on-farm before it is brought to one of six collection sites across the island.
Farmers across Atlantic Canada will benefit from this work as it will provide important information that can be used to design twine recovery programs for regions that use relatively small volumes of twine and other ag plastics.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP), a $50.3 million, five-year investment to help the agricultural sector adapt and remain competitive.