AAMDC members have identified that recycling agriculture plastics is an advocacy priority, and have one active endorsed resolution
requesting the development of a provincial program to support these activities. The AAMDC has continued to advocate this issue through various channels, and has been an active participant on a multi-stakeholder advisory committee, the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Group (APRG).
Recognizing that enabling recycling agricultural plastics is a priority for multiple stakeholders in Alberta, the scope of the APRG is currently limited to exploring opportunities to enable the recycling of grain bags and twine in Alberta. There is opportunity to expand the scope of this committee to explore recycling additional agricultural materials as markets allow.
The APRG has developed a draft Whitepaper
, which provides an overview on the state of agricultural plastics management in the Province of Alberta, a history of the recycling pilot programs, surveys and research that have been done in the past decade and the current need for a provincial agricultural recycling program. The intent is that this draft Whitepaper
will continue to be an evolving document, amended by the APRG as needed to reflect current information and to continue to provide a jurisdictional scan of the issue. The AAMDC will continue to share this document as it evolves and encourages members to review it, and provide feedback that can be brought back to the APRG.
Updates and development on this important issue and progress made by the APRG will continue to be shared through the Contact newsletter.
Enquiries may be directed to:
Director, External Relations & Advocacy