Quebec growers can recycle baler twine, bale wrap, silage bags/bunker covers, net wrap in this pilot project!
Quebec farmers are keen to explore ways to recycle or manage items like baler twine, silage bags, bunker covers, and bale wrap. Recycling ag plastics not only improves environmental stewardship on the farm, but it also helps municipal regions conserve landfill space and benefits all Quebecers by contributing to a more circular economy.
A number of different collection models are currently being tested in Quebec. Some farmers have been equipped with on-farm presses to compress ag-plastics, while others are testing a model where centralized presses and collection points. The variety of different sized farms in Quebec allows Cleanfarms to test out logistics and operations and explore scalability. Learnings can be applied to regions and farms across Eastern Canada.
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.
Why do pilots operate on a three year period?
The planning phase can sometimes take six to twelve months, so multi-year pilots are necessary to generate the data needed.
How can my region get involved?
Call Cleanfarms at 877-622-4460 to learn more.