UK FARM PLASTIC RESPONSIBILITY SCHEME

Farm XS is one of the UK’s farm plastic collectors announcing a joint initiative being the creation of the UK Farm Plastic Responsibility Scheme which will start on 1st January 2020. The aims of the scheme, which will cover both packaging and non-packaging plastics, are to:

  • Provide audited totals of the quantity of farm plastic collected and recycled.

  • Further increase the volume and quality of plastic recycled.

  • Educate farmers to reduce contamination within their waste plastic.

  • Provide the supply chain with corporate responsibility re plastics they put into the market.

  • Assist with exploiting new technology for the reprocessing of farm plastic.

  • Lobby government and other bodies as required for support to increase plastic recycling facilities within the UK.

The Scheme, which will be open to all UK farm plastic collectors, will operate on a not for profit basis and will be funded by the collectors.  There will be no additional cost to farmers and no levy on new plastic products. UKFPRS collector members will be identifiable by their use of the UKFPRS logo.

For further information please contact Catherine Elmes or Mark Webb at Farm XS on 01793 842062.