Yara joins Green Tractor Scheme to promote farm plastic recycling 

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Yara has announced it has joined the Green Tractor Scheme, an initiative set up to help promote sustainability and recycling, and help farmers deal with their plastic waste correctly.

Green Tractor was established in 2020 by agricultural plastic recycling specialists who saw the need for positive change and education to encourage sustainability, recycling, and improve awareness within the farming community. The ultimate ambition is to ensure all farm plastic is recycled by 2030, through a network of independent waste plastic collectors and more than 80 collection points throughout the UK.

Yara joins an increasing number of environmentally focused, forward-thinking businesses that have joined the scheme and who share the same goal; bringing about positive change in the agricultural sector for the good of the planet.

Mark Tucker, Yara’s sustainability and business solutions manager, said that joining Green Tractor reflects the company’s sustainable ambitions: “We joined the scheme to demonstrate a desire to support rural recycling and promote trade within the farming community. Joining Green Tractor helps us to exhibit that we are a business taking a sustainable stance for agriculture to support the farming industry and circular economy.”

Part of solving the problem of farm plastic is knowing where the solution lies. With years of experience of agricultural recycling, the scheme’s founders knew that the answer lay in education for farmers and collaboration with recyclers to make recycling more efficient.

“Green Tractor assures that farm plastic recycled through their network is to the highest standard and the necessary education is provided for all farms and agricultural groups to ensure this,” Mr Tucker explained. “Waste collected by Green Tractor is fully traceable, accredited, and dealt with correctly and due diligence is performed to ensure farm plastic is recycled and repurposed.

“Through our ambassadorial role, we are directly investing in the future of agriculture. We wear the Green Tractor badge with pride in the knowledge we are furthering the progress of agricultural recycling and the future of agriculture itself.”

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