14 Aug 2014

Fonterra shirking on recycling - claim

6:32 am on 14 August 2014

The manager of an on-farm silage wrap recycling scheme has taken a crack at Fonterra, saying the company is not pulling its weight when it comes to helping recycle its farmers' waste.

Plasback wants Fonterra's help to expand the company's recycling capability.

Plasback wants Fonterra's help to expand the company's recycling capability. Photo: PHOTO NZ

Plasback's manager Chris Hartshorne says the scheme is now so successful the company's struggling with the sheer volume of silage wrap it's having to recycle.

Mr Hartshorne said he had tried for six months to get Fonterra to help expand Plasback's recycling capability but had got nowhere.

Fonterra had not yet responded yet to a request for comment.

"Well I think they're (Fonterra) in such a unique position here," Mr Hartshorne said.

"We're trying to put something in place which's for the benefit of the whole industry - it's not just for us.

"And we do think it's time that other people and the other major players in the industry did consider putting some resources into make this scheme really the best scheme that it needs to be."

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