Agricultural plastics collection scheme launched

A national collection scheme for UK agricultural plastics has been launched by Agriculture, Plastic and Environment UK (APE UK).

With only 35 per cent of UK agricultural plastics currently collected for recycling, the new collection scheme aims to give farmers a sustainable option for the management of their plastic. The scheme will cover the whole of the UK, and farmers, distributors and producers will have shared responsibility for collection.

The national collection scheme was launched at the RECOUP conference in Peterborough on Thursday (26 September).