Product Stewardship Scheme
The opportunity to reduce farm waste sent to landfill motivated Agpac’s development of their voluntary product stewardship scheme – Plasback. Plasback collects and washes baleage wrap and silage pit covers from farmers and then recycles it into stackable recycling bins for farm use.
SIFT’s support for Plasback included the research and development of the wash plant, as well as the funding of a related education and promotion campaign.
In May 2010, the scheme gained national accreditation from the New Zealand government, making it the first product stewardship scheme for the agricultural sector.