Farm Waste Recovery - recovery & recycling of agricultural plastic packaging in Australia

Last Modified: Sun Apr 14 2019 07:45:02 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2015
    Farm Waste Recovery (FWR) begins operations with the objective of sustainably recovering and recycling agricultural plastic packaging across Australia.
  • 80,000 tonnes
    Estimated weight of polypropylene and polyethylene bags that are used to deliver fertiliser and stockfeed to Australian farms each year. The majority of these bags are illegally burned on-farm or end up in landfill.
  • 10 million
    Number of bulk bags used each year.
  • 200 million
    Number of sacks used each year.
  • 2,418,382 kg
    Plastic recovered as of Mar 2019 since start of operations by working in partnership with manufacturers, industry associations and local councils,
  • 600,000
    Number of bulk bags targeted to collected in 2019.
  • 2,000 tonnes
    of plastic that would be collected for recycling and recovery if 2019 target is met.
  • 5,000 cubic metres
    Landfill space that will be avoided if 2019 target is met.
  • $1.25 million
    Potential saving in landfill costs which will have flow-on benefits for local government, the community and the environment.
  • ?
    Number of manufacturers that are part of the programme.
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    Number of industry associations that are part of the programme.
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    Number of local councils that are part of the programme.