CropLife Australia, in partnership with the Australian Seed Federation, has introduced bagMUSTER, Australia’s first not-for-profit, whole-of-industry genuine collection and recycling program for agricultural bags.

bagMUSTER is being developed as a hybrid program taking the best and most suitable components from the existing waste stewardship programs, drumMUSTER and ChemClear™, to deliver an industry-led and fit‑for‑purpose stewardship solution for agricultural bags.

Chief Executive Officer of CropLife Australia, the national peak industry organisation for the plant science sector, Mr Matthew Cossey, said plastic packaging plays an essential role in Australia’s agricultural industry by protecting seed, pesticide and other ag products for transport, use and storage.

“What is also essential is that this packaging is collected and processed in a genuine and environmentally sustainable way onshore, here in Australia,” he said.

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