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Title: Recycling Agricultural Plastics: Best Management Practices to Keep Plastic Clean Enough to Recycle
Other Titles: RAPP Contacts in Northeast United States
Authors: Levitan, Lois
Recycling Ag Plastics Project
Keywords: recycling
mulch film
greenhouse covers
hoophouse covers
key contacts
Recycling Ag Plastics Project
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Recycling Ag Plastics Project, self published
Abstract: Best management guidelines for handling agricultural plastics in preparation for recycling are now available as a full color, 8.5" x 14", poster. One version is targeted to dairy and livestock producers who use ag plastics primarily to wrap and cover forage. Another version is for horticultural growers, who use plastic as mulch film, irrigation drip tape, greenhouse and hoophouse covers, and more. The reverse side of the posters includes a set of standards and criteria for assessing the quality of used agricultural plastics as well as contact information for ag plastics recycling efforts in the Northeast US. The poster and guidelines were developed by the Recycling Ag Plastics Project (RAPP), a Cornell-based initiative, and were printed in collaboration with the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA). Posters can be downloaded and freely distributed. In NYS, Extension and SWCD offices can contact RAPP to request bulk quantities for distribution to farmers and related agribusinesses in their areas (<>). Other inquiries about hard copies should be directed to NEWMOA: <>.
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HorticultureBMP&RAPPContacts.pdfGuidelines for preparing used horticultural plastics for recycling, full color poster1.35 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
DairyBMP&RAPPContacts.pdfGuidelines for preparing used dairy film (forage wraps) for recycling, full color poster1.18 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

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