Dairy hygiene company Deosan has become the first company in the UK to offer farmers a national collection service for waste plastic.
Together with waste service provider Avanti Environmental Group it is offering all farmers a one-stop collection service at any farm location for all plastic waste.
This includes common items such as silage sheet, mineral tubs, hygiene product drums and even used treatment tubes.
Farmers will be charged a monthly fee for the service, which is already available.
Pick-up from the farm can be arranged at a frequency to suit the volume of waste and storage available.
A detailed carbon-savings report will also be provided, illustrating how milk production supports the environment.
“Plastic and hazardous waste is becoming an increasing issue for farmers, with numerous sources of plastic waste and little guidance to farms on how best to deal with it in the most sustainable way,” explained Rob Kelly, Deosan agricultural marketing director.
“Deosan wants to address the current challenge and provide farmers with an easy and cost-effective solution to dispose of all plastic waste.
“Through Avanti we can tap in to an established and highly professional national network of local licensed sites, reducing the miles of empty loads and hence carbon footprint.
“This scheme is the first of its kind in the UK and demonstrates how the dairy industry is proactive in its responsible management of plastic waste.
“It also reaffirms how the industry is compassionate about environmental concerns and is determined to find viable solutions to plastic waste, while ensuring all current and future required legislation and standards are met.
“Deosan will continue to support plastic reduction through increasing concentration levels of products and moving towards the use of reusable packaging where possible, but it is important we address the issue now and give farmers a viable and responsible option to dispose of plastic waste.”
To arrange the service or discuss prices, farmers need to contact Avanti on 0333 240 4065 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org