National Agriculture Plastics Stewardship Pilot

plastic grain bag

Agriculture, fisheries and forestry produce a large and diverse amount of plastic waste. The disposal of this waste often involves harmful practices that can pollute our environment.

Recycling of agricultural plastics in Australia is currently low due to challenges including contamination on-farm, limited collection options, and long transport distances to recyclers.

There is an opportunity to turn old plastic products back into new ones – reducing waste and saving money.

The pilot will operate across the Sunraysia and Loddon regions with collection sites in Mildura, Swan Hill and Ouyen. It is being led by agricultural consultancy RMCG along with a range of partners and local businesses across the region.

Target plastic types include table grape covers and irrigation tube from horticulture and grain silo bags from broadacre cropping.

The pilot will only accept this material between May and October 2022. After this time, a broader scheme will be developed with the potential to collect agricultural plastics in the region.

To book in a time to drop off your plastics at Mildura Landfill, please complete the booking form that can be found here: National Agricultural Plastics Stewardship Scheme: Victorian pilot - RMCG