New survey to understand how farmers use and dispose of silage wrap

Dairy Australia, with funding from the Australian Government’s National Product Stewardship Investment Fund, is taking the next steps to help farmers recycle their silage plastic waste. Work is underway to implement a system that collects and recycles 100% of silage wrap by 2030. 

As part of the investigation we're interested in farmers’ current practices and preferences for a future recycling scheme. The survey results will inform the design of future recycling schemes and help produce a recycling program with real solutions for farmers across Australia.

You can find the survey here.

The survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete and is an opportunity for farmers to help shape the best outcomes for the future. This information will be used to make recommendations on a collection and recycling scheme for silage plastics, including wrap, pit covers, netting and twine. All results will be kept confidential. 

The data is being collected by MRA Consulting Group on behalf of Dairy Australia, and aggregated results will be shared with Dairy Australia and the project's working group.

For more information, contact Ian Olmstead, Program Manager, Manufacturing Innovation & Sustainability.

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