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A Circular Economy for Silage Wrap

This project supports the development of a Product Stewardship Scheme for farm plastics, and, in particular, dairy silage wraps and covers. The project will assess the requirements for a successful and resilient product stewardship scheme and then, if feasible, run regional pilots before moving to national implementation. Supporting the Australian dairy industry's public commitment to a target of 100% of silage wrap being recycled by 2030, this project will work closely with key stakeholders including suppliers, plastics re-processors, dairy/cattle farmers, and successful stewardship schemes to ensure that the systems developed remain practical for farmers and commercially realistic.

Project date

4 Jan 2021-31 Mar 2023

Principal investigator

Ian Olmstead (Program Manager - Manufacturing Innovation & Sustainability) Karinne Taylor (Principal Environmental Consultant - MRA Consulting)

Research organisations

MRA Consulting Group

Project led by

Multiple industries
Dairy Other rural industries

Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia is the Australian dairy industry‚Äôs service organisation. Our purpose is to provide services that collectively benefit and …

Multiple industries
Dairy Other rural industries
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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