A pilot project to regulate the increasing problem of agricultural plastic throughout Northern Ontario is beneath way. Almost 520 tonnes of linear minimal density polyethylene (LLDPE) is produced every single calendar year in Northern Ontario. LLDPE includes bale and silage wrap and accounts for an approximated 70 p.c of plastic squander created by farms in Northern Ontario. Manitoulin, Algoma, Temiskaming and Rainy River districts produce bigger concentrations of the LLDPE plastic that is the emphasis of this project.
The pilot will use on-farm compactors to make dense, four ft square bales, so cutting down transportation and storage house whilst making a product for recycling (composite lumber products and solutions) and resource restoration (electrical power). Compacted bales are a additional workable and environmentally audio possibility than recent techniques of burying, burning or dumping unfastened plastic in the landfill.
Agriculture in Northern Ontario is a important economic driver, in accordance to a