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Thierry Raimbault (left) and Lynn Leavitt (right), the designer of the Pac-It press. Mr. Leavitt is a beef producer in Picton, Ontario.

Initiative to recover agricultural plastics launched

MRC Pontiac launches pilot project on its territory

Thanks to a financial contribution of $113,000 from the Desjardins GoodSpark Fund, the MRC Pontiac will launch a pilot project for the recovery of agricultural plastics on its territory as of spring 2021. “This 3-year project is part of the MRC Pontiac’s approach to reduce the amount of residual materials sent to landfill. It responds […] Read more

Agricutural-plastic recycling pilot running in Alberta

Environment: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Alberta producers stockpiling plastic twine and grain bags now have some options. The Alberta Ag-Plastic Recycle It pilot is a three-year program, funded by the provincial government and administered by the Alberta Beef Producers. Producers can drop off plastic at 20 collection sites around the province. Details on collection sites are online at the Collection […] Read more


A federal ban on plastic bags won’t extend to bags such as these, shown here at a recycling depot, stewardship group Cleanfarms says. (CNW Group/Cleanfarms photo)

Agricultural plastics not part of federal ban

The federal government’s plan to halt Canada’s consumption of single-use plastics such as shopping bags, straws and stir sticks over the next couple of years won’t extend to farm chemical containers and grain bags. Cleanfarms, the national industry stewardship body operating waste management and recycling programs for agricultural packaging, said Thursday that plastic products such […] Read more

preparing a livestock vaccine

Say good riddance to your old livestock meds

Location of collection sites for each province to be announced this summer

CleanFARMS and the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) will once again be offering collection of obsolete (old, unwanted) livestock medications in conjunction with the obsolete pesticide collection program. The 2015 schedule takes the program to the Okanagan, Interior and Kootenay regions of British Columbia, Red Deer-south region of Alberta, Davidson-north region of Saskatchewan and across […] Read more