Plastics play a major role in farm supply needs, from grain bags to bale wrap and twine.

An Alberta analysis of waste plastic, completed this fall, estimates total agricultural plastic waste in the province in 2019 to be somewhere between 7,044 and 11,384 tonnes.

A survey of 428 Alberta crop and livestock producers carried out earlier this fall was designed to gauge practice and attitudes toward plastics and recycling. It also attempted to quantify plastic waste to determine the need and demand for recycling projects and measures.

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Recyclers try to get the measure of ag plastics