Agrecovery is a nationwide rural voluntary product stewardship programme for the collection of triple rinsed agrichemical plastic containers. The programme is for the agricluture, horticulture and forestry sectors.
Horticentre Limited is proud to be a member of Agrecovery.
Why Do We Need Agrecovery?
In New Zealand we currently dispose of an estimated 10 million 20-litre equivalent plastic agrichemical containers every year. Farmers and growers, national and international government, customers and buyers are all increasingly looking for more sustainable disposal solutions than burning, burying or dumping.
Agrecovery is needed because;
Farmers and growers are looking for practical solutions to manage farm wastes that are environmentally acceptable
International buyers are demanding more sustainable business practices with compliance programmes such as EUREPGAP
We need to ensure that New Zealand is working towards an international best practice and taking responsibility for its “on farm” packaging waste
New Zealand’s environmental performance is being scrutinised
Participating in Agrecovery and recycling your agrichemical containers is a much more sustainable way of dealing with your rural plastic waste. Better for the environment and better than burning or dumping them on farm. On farm plastic waste is a persistent and growing problem for farmers and growers throughout New Zealand and we need a sustainable solution. Using the programme highlights your commitment to New Zealands environment. Click on the links below for examples of how Agrecovery is changing grower and farmer behaviour.
Information and links
Please click on the links below to find all the information you need to take advantage of Agrecovery.
- How to prepare your containers for acceptance
- Where the collection sites are across the country
- The collected plastics are re-processed into cable covers manufactured by Astron Plastics. They are made from 100% recycled plastic collected and processed in New Zealand.
- To find out which companies other than Horticentre Limited support Agrecovery please go to www.agrecovery.co.nz