Recycling & Ag Plastics
Since many of our products require the use of Ag plastic, whether in grain bags or plastic film for wrapping hay, a natural thought has been about what customers do with the plastic once they are finished with it. Most Ag plastic cannot be used after initial use for the same purpose (ie. You can only wrap bales once with most plastic and grain bags are not reusable for bagging grain again with the same bag). Burning plastic is not a good idea as it has environmental effects. Similar to our products like Lemken tillage and Tubeline Nitro spreaders are concerned with the environment and help organic and traditional farmers alike, we strive to be educated on what the options are for farmers who have left over plastic from wrapping hay or grain bags. We carry a product called the BR48, shown below, which easily rolls our grain bags into rolls simple for recycling.
Where to recycle? First check with your local recycling plants and see what type of plastic and quantities they accept. There are other services across the United States that will pick up grain bags and plastic for free from your farm, if the quantity is approx. 40,000lbs or more and it is in some sort of bale (like the BR48 will provide). One place is called Delta Plastics, and they will go anywhere in the Midwest and Delta regions if the above specifications are met. When we talk about our grain bags, 40,000lbs is only about 60 bags. We have talked to farmers in the Midwest that get together in a season and store their used bags together, to get the 40,000lb requirement and then have a company come pick it up at a central location/farm. Other options we have heard of is reusing the plastic on your garden to cover for weeds, or to cover machinery.
Below are several resources for recycling Ag plastic in your region.
Minnesota & Wisconsin (they are hoping to expand to other regions)
2/18/2019 03:34:28 am
Recycling is only one of the many ways that we can help our world. I mean, most people fail to understand how damaged our earth has become.The past generations which walked the earth did a really poor job of maintaining it, in fact, they were pretty terrible at everything else. Which is why it is in our hands now, we have the responsibility of maintaining what is left of our earth. I hope that others start following this cause. Let us all start help make the world a lot more bearable.
7/15/2019 04:02:51 am
How can i recycle the grain bags?
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7/15/2019 10:35:25 am
Not sure where you are located but in the US in the Midwest a good contact is Delta Plastics or Revolution Plastics, they recycle all types of ag plastic and they turn it into tube irrigation.
8/12/2019 06:07:12 pm
I agree with you that recycling is not the only one that could help us save Mother Earth. It can really help but it will only reduce little percent of the problem about plastic. Maybe we should also add not using plastic a long s it can help. Let's replace using plastic with a different one. Like in some place instead of using plastic bags they use eco bag. It is a great idea but the problem is not all of them are using it. Why? It’s because they don't care. Most of them don’t care if it can be harmful or not as long as they are convenient with it. We all need to participate in caring for the environment. We still have a chance. It is not yet too late for us.
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