New Jersey Recycles Agricultural Plastics

New Jersey Department of Agriculture has been recycling greenhouse film since 1997 and expanded the program to include nursery pots, trays, cell paks, drip irrigation tape and plastic pesticide containers. Since implementing the nursery and greenhouse film recycling program, growers have recycled more than 4.6 million pounds of film, saving Garden State farmers almost $140,000 in landfill tipping fees.

A new recycling program allows growers to sell their agricultural plastics directly to plastics recyclers. The department hopes to expand this program to include landscapers and garden centers in the future.

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