IFFPG, the national organisation responsible for farm plastic recycling has complemented South Tipperary farmers for the 35% increase in recycling of bale wrap and silage covers.
Chairman Michael Slattery, speaking at the recent AGM of the company, announced a 20% reduction in the cost of recycling and an increase in the number of bring centres taking place this year.
“IFFPG continues to review its costs and charges and as a not-for profit organisation we are pleased to be able to pass savings back to farmers. The 20% cost reduction means that almost €100,000 is being passed pack to farmers in reduced recycling charges. The cost of recycling, when the proof of levy paid code is produced, at bring centres will be €20 per half tonne.”
IFFPG has also reviewed its number of bring centres and will increase them to 174. The full list of all bring centres are available on the IFFPG website, www.farmplastics.ie and will be advertised on local and national papers.
“Farmers have a fantastic recycling record. 2010 continued the annual increase in recycling, with almost 20,000 tonnes of plastic recycled nationwide. IFFPG aims to build on this record by working with farmers, silage contractors and retailers to ensure that all plastic supplied to the market has the Government’s levy paid. This is the only way IFFPG can continue to provide the most cost competitive national farm plastic recycling service.”