Options for reducing the impact of agricultural plastics
With Canada expanding its ongoing phase-out of single-use plastic, the agriculture industry will need to ultimately find replacements for a wide range of products that are used in everyday farming activities, from bale wrap to silage bags.
Ontario beef farmer Lynn Leavitt has come up with an innovative on-farm solution to his plastic wrap problem by designing and manufacturing a compactor to compress bale wrap and gather it for shipment to a recycling company. This won him the 2022 Don Hill Legacy Award from the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, which is awarded for creative solutions for environmental challenges faced on the farm.
Read the original article by Barb Keith in Ontario Grain Farmer, the official publication of Bioenterprise Canada industry partner Grain Farmers of Ontario : https://ontariograinfarmer.ca/2023/04/01/single-use-plastic-recovery/