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Origin Fertilisers is the latest farm supplier to join the Green Tractor Scheme – helping farmers dispose of plastic waste sustainably and efficiently. New ambassador for Green Tractor Scheme

Origin Fertilisers is the latest farm supplier to join the Green Tractor Scheme – helping farmers dispose of plastic waste sustainably and efficiently.

Founded in 2020, the schene aims to ensure all agricultural plastic waste is recycled by 2030. A growing group of environmentally focused agricultural businesses have joined the collective to encourage farm plastic recycling at over 80 locations.

It does this by collaborating with farmers and providing best practice advice regarding the separation and presentation of plastic waste. It also encourages the industry to remove unnecessary plastics from the supply chain.

‘Significant steps’

Origin Fertilisers has already made significant steps to reduce the plastic content in its fertiliser bags. By working with its suppliers, all Origin 600kg and 1000kg bags now contain 30% recycled material.

Origin marketing manager Mandy McAulay says the scheme will mean a more sustainable approach to waste.

“We want to be a leader in making a positive change regarding plastic recycling and supporting farmers and the wider industry.

Origin is now developing innovative products that are more environmentally friendly while meeting modern farming needs by – improving soil fertility and nutrient use efficiency.

Reducing waste

“Joining the scheme shows our commitment to environmental change within agriculture and is a way of keeping us accountable to reduce our plastic use, alongside our other sustainability targets across our fertiliser range.”

Other fertiliser companies have also joined the Green Tractor scheme. They include Yara, which joined the initiative earlier this summer. It said the scheme chimed with the company’s sustainable ambitions.

“We joined the scheme to demonstrate a desire to support rural recycling and promote trade within the farming community,” said Yara’s Mark Tucker.