31 July 2018
urged to consider alternative options for disposing of bale wrap, as one of the
region’s major bale wrap recyclers stops accepting it due to a market shutdown.
Enterprises Ltd has announced it is unable to accept any further bale wrap
until it finds a new market, leaving many farmers looking for a new disposal
Southland Senior pollution prevention officer Leonie Grace said used bale wrap needs
to be well managed as it can be an eyesore when left lying around. It can get
blown away by the wind and often ends up in waterways. It also causes a
significant pollution issue if burnt.
the Regional Air Plan prohibit the burning of bale wrap anywhere in Southland
and farmers are encouraged to dispose of their wrap either by contacting
Plasback to book a collection of it or storing it clean on farm until further
options become available.
are still offering a recycling option and Southland disAbility Enterprises are
looking for an alternative market, so farmers should continue to keep their
wrap as clean as possible and store it in bulk bags until they can dispose of
it appropriately,” said Leonie Grace.