Ag op­por­tu­nies for re­cy­cling ex­plored

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

GOUL­BURN Val­ley farm­ers have an op­por­tu­nity to get in­volved in a waste and re­cy­cling in­fra­struc­ture plan­ning process now un­der­way.

The draft Goul­burn Val­ley Waste and Re­source Re­cov­ery Im­ple­men­ta­tion Plan has iden­ti­fied the re­gion as hav­ing the largest num­ber of or­gan­ics re­pro­ces­sors in the state, with the op­por­tu­nity to also re­cy­cle farm wastes such as film plas­tics.

The draft plan will guide waste and re­source re­cov­ery in­fra­struc­ture plan­ning over the next 10 years. Goul­burn Val­ley Waste and Re­source Re­cov­ery Group ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Nick Nagle said the re­gion pro­duces about 25 per cent of the value of Vic­to­ria’s agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion from large ar­eas of ir­ri­gated dairy farm­ing, veg­etable pro­duc­tion and broad­acre crop­ping.

“These lev­els of food pro­duc­tion ob­vi­ously pro­duce or­gan­ics which present op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies such as en­ergy from waste.

“We’d re­ally like to hear from farm­ers on these top­ics,” he said.

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