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October 30, 2019

We hope that you are winning the harvest race. We have a few program updates!


Progress


- 20 collection sites have been chosen and sites are coming onboard to collect grain bags and twine as of October 1.

- The pilot program was branded as Alberta Ag-Plastic: Recycle it! to create a consistent name and logo.


- Thanks to Cleanfarms on their hard work this summer:

o The final characterization report was released outlining the types and volumes of agricultural plastics generated on farms.

o The market analysis report that explores where there are recycling markets for plastics and how they need to be processed is now available.

o The producer survey is complete, and a summary is available. We surveyed 428 crop and livestock producers in July and August 2019.


2019 Pilot Collection Sites




Cleanfarms has named the 20 collection sites for year one of the program. Visit the Cleanfarms’ website to view the sites currently taking grain bags and twine and find the site closest to you as well as the instructions for how to prepare your grain bags and twine.


Last update: October 29, 2019


For more information:

Tammy Shields

306-341-4460

shieldst@cleanfarms.ca


Continued outreach

The APRG feels it is important to keep engaging with our stakeholders including the government. The executive will meet with the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Honourable Devin Dreeshen on November 1 to update him on the program and we want to make our goal clear of the need for a transition to a full-time program as well as the APRG’s focus on the management of other materials such as netwrap, silage plastic and bale wrap.


As always, thank you for your continued support and interest and reach out with questions at any time,


APRG Committee

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Contact

Executive:

Al Kemmere, akemmere (at) rmalberta.com

Tammy Schwass, tammy (at) albertaplasticsrecycling.com​​

Christina Seidel, cseidel (at) sonnevera.com

Assar Grinde, assargrinde (at) hotmail.com

Neil Gorda, neilgorda (at) barleydirector.com

© 2019 by the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group

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