With the prohibition of exporting waste and recyclable plastics from Australia occurring from mid-2021, fertiliser manufacturers are exploring novel ways to dispose their recyclable packaging, such as bulk bags, in an environmentally and user-friendly manner.

It means fertiliser manufacturers need to look at systems for future regulatory compliance, as well as protecting their brand and maintaining a strong commitment to the environment and their corporate and social responsibilities, while producers, or users, are under obligations to ensure correct disposal.

The developments have increased the spotlight on Farm Waste Recovery (FWR), which has been collecting large bulk bags from properties for some major manufacturers signed up to its industry stewardship program.

Earlier this year, Haifa Australia was one of the first companies to sign up to its stewardship program, which has been a major advocate with other suppliers and producers to help ensure the industry’s future environmental sustainability.

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