- Across Canada, Cleanfarms is working with dairy farmers to reduce barriers to recycling on-farm plastics.
- Through Cleanfarms, Canadian dairy farmers have helped recycle more than 634,000 kg of agricultural plastics.
What steps are Canadian dairy farmers taking to build a more sustainable future? Every step they can.
Across Canada, Cleanfarms is working with dairy farmers to reduce barriers to recycling on-farm plastics. This innovative recycling project helps ensure these agricultural materials are successfully recycled with help from local recycling sites.
Meet the Materials
Bunker covers, silage bags, twine, bale wrap—dairy farmers are collecting these plastics and compressing them, freeing up on-farm storage space and making transporting recyclables easier than ever. These compressed bales of plastic are processed at the recycler and, eventually, turned into new products. Thanks to Cleanfarms, Canadian dairy farmers now have an innovative and convenient solution for reducing plastic waste.
Peek at the Process
As stewards of the land, dairy farmers are always looking for new ways to farm sustainably. Through Cleanfarms, Canadian dairy farmers have helped recycle more than 634,000 kg of agricultural plastics and helped achieve a recovery rate on containers of more than 73%. Those are great strides toward building a more sustainable future.
Cleanfarms is a Canadian non-profit environmental stewardship organization. They collaborate with their members, partner agencies and government to ensure farmers across the country can actively contribute to a healthy environment and a sustainable future.
Learn more about how Christian, a Canadian dairy farmer, is compressing and recycling on-farm plastics as part of his ongoing effort to farm more sustainably.
Discover more about Cleanfarms and its programming at cleanfarms.ca