Eco Growth International has agreed to extend it's terms of contract with Farm Waste Recovery as a sign of our continued commitment to the recycling of its bag range.
Joe Bovell, CEO of Eco Growth International said "Our commitment to the Farm Waste Recovery program is an important pillar in our industry stewardship and aligns closely with our values as a company. Not only do we believe in such a program, we feel an obligation to help push the program forward and increase its national reach. I would like to see the Farm Waste Recovery program extended to all states and that Federal Government supports the cause with capital funding to fast track the construction of localised recycling plants”.
Stephen Richards, Managing Director of Farm Waste Recovery said “The extension of our collection and recycling agreement with Eco Growth is a great outcome for farmers and the environment. The commitment from Joe and the Eco Growth team will enable us to collect their bags and manufacture into new products like evaporation suppression discs, solving more than one problem, by using the plastic for as long as possible and therefore reducing the need for virgin plastic being created in the first instance.”
Used fertiliser packaging, particularly large bulk bags predominantly used by the horticulture sector, has largely been exported to Asia for recycling but is instead finding its way into landfill or being disposed of inappropriately.
About Eco Growth International:
A 100% Australian owned and operated company, Eco Growth International Pty Ltd is has been manufacturing premium specialised granular and liquid fertilisers for over 20 years. The company has two manufacturing facilities, a Western Australian head office and its primary manufacturing site located in Queensland.
As pioneers in the biologically activated natural fertiliser category with our proprietary Eco Advance micro-organisms, Eco Growth tailors nutritionally balanced, biologically available fertiliser solutions. Eco Growth utilises detailed analysis and current agronomic expertise to offer a wide range of products including individually customised liquid and granular fertiliser blends for all sectors of agribusiness.
Eco Growth is Australia’s leading manufacturer of rock mineral based and biologically activated fertilisers with a focus on increasing the viability, sustainability and nutrition of crops. Delivering a range of benefits for soil, plants and animals, Eco Growth provides the complete fertiliser solution.
About Farm Waste Recovery:
The Farm Waste Recovery service has collected more than 3300 tonnes of plastic since commencing four years ago and will soon come under the new banner, Big Bag Recovery, covering all industries. Recovery is expected to jump dramatically to around 48,000t annually, commensurate with the volume of bags imported into Australia.
The business has mainly exported the bags to Asia and has plans to build a network of regional processing facilities to establish a full circle recycle industry across the country under its parent, Industry Waste Recovery. The new recycle industry would create hundreds of regional jobs and refine the waste back to a resin before manufacturing various new plastic products.
For more information on Eco Growth visit www.ecogrowth.com.au or contact (08) 9417 9101
For more information on Farm Waste Recovery visit https://farmwasterecovery.com/.