Cane industry’s fertiliser bag recycling program targets 1000t

CANEGROWERS chief executive officer Dan Galligan said during last year’s trial an amazing 82,333 bags representing 247 tonnes of fertiliser bags were collected.

“It exceeded expectations as growers embraced the opportunity to keep this plastic out of landfill sites,” Mr Galligan said.

“We welcome the news that Farm Waste Recovery has now made this scheme a permanent fixture in the cane growing industry. It demonstrates the commitment of our growers to the environment and means that this resource will be melted down and re-used.”

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