Re­cy­cling silage wrap has pay-off

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata-Pi­ako District Coun­cil along with Fed­er­ated Farm­ers and lo­cal in­dus­try are run­ning a silage wrap re­cy­cling competition aimed at ben­e­fit­ing pri­mary schools and farm­ers in the district.

While the competition is al­ready un­der way, it’s not too late for schools and farm­ers to sign up.

The competition is de­signed to en­cour­age the re­cy­cling of silage wrap as an al­ter­na­tive to dump­ing or burn­ing it.

Schools sign up to be a part of the competition then ask farm­ers to re­cy­cle their silage wrap which will gain points for the school. Schools do not col­lect the silage wrap; all they need to do is en­cour­age farm­ers to sign up to one of the schemes.

There are prizes up for grabs and schools re­ceive a $ 200 do­na­tion for sign­ing up.

All farm­ers need to do is sign up to one of the silage wrap re­cy­cling schemes and nom­i­nate which school they would like to sup­port. The two schemes in the district are Plas­back and Agre­cov­ery:

Agre­cov­ery www.agre­cov­ery. 0800 AGRE­COV­ERY or visit PGG Wright­son Tatanui.

Plas­back www.plas­ or con­tact Slat­tery Con­tract­ing, Mata­mata who are the lo­cal or­gan­is­ers of this scheme on 888-8647.

The competition runs un­til Au­gust when the win­ning schools will be an­nounced.

Schools need to con­tact coun­cil if they wish to reg­is­ter for the competition on (07) 884 0060.

Farm­ers need to con­tact Agre­cov­ery or Plas­back di­rectly for more in­for­ma­tion on the silage wrap re­cy­cling schemes.

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