Registration is now open for the first ever agricultural plastics recycling discussion in Michigan, hosted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Missaukee Conservation District.
Whether it’s used for silage, mulch, greenhouse, drip irrigation or other purposes, agricultural plastic is a problem to be dealt with. Annually Michigan dairy farmers generate 3.28 million pounds of agriculture film and vegetable producers’ lay about 10,000 acres of black plastic mulch. The majority of this material is currently being sent to landfills and, in many cases, illegally burned or buried.
Join us on February 14, 2017, to hear keynote speakers and representatives of the plastic industry give an overview of successful programs in states such as Wisconsin and Arkansas. Learn how to successfully turn agricultural plastic into a viable commodity that can used to manufacture new products.
The Agricultural Plastics Recycling Forum is designed to be a valuable experience in learning and sharing information with the goal of creating connections between generators, collectors, transporters, processors and end users of agricultural plastics. If you are interested in developing a successful Michigan agriculture plastics recycling network, this forum is a great place to start.
This Forum is for:
- Vegetable and dairy producers
- Nursery and greenhouse businesses
- Solid waste haulers
- Transportation/trucking businesses
- Private and public recycling program operators
- Conservation and agricultural sector employees
- Agricultural plastic processors and product producers
- Decision and policy makers
- Anyone interested in successfully developing an agricultural plastics recycling program for Michigan