Green Tractor’s aim is to provide UK agriculture with the ability to recycle all farm plastic by 2030. They operate on a not-for-profit basis. The Green Tractor Scheme provides sustainable solutions for plastic used across all sectors of agriculture in the UK. The scheme is primarily focused on the collection and processing of waste farm plastic. Although agricultural plastics only represent 3% of the total plastics used in the UK, it is important that this high-profile sector continues to improve producer responsibility. The Green Tractor Scheme covers the significant majority of the UK’s collectors and provides shared responsibility for farm plastic across the entire supply chain. The first plastic recycling survey shows that 19,974 tonnes of plastic was collected in 2018 and 24,149 tonnes was collected in 2019. Most of the plastic was sent for recycling with only 4% going to landfill. To find out how to join the scheme please visit the Green Tractor website.
Recycle your farm plastic with the Green Tractor scheme
by Jane Hampson | Feb 26, 2021