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Our Sustainability Journey

Sustainability is at the heart of Agri.Cycle.

The clue is in the name! We are a recycling company and our “green” ethos is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it is to do with our working farm, our strive for using sustainable energy, or making our working practices more efficient, Agri.Cycle is a business with the environment at its core.
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“Agri.Cycle is committed to helping the environment. As a farmer, I understand the importance of caring for the land. If we do not care for the land that we grow crops, or the air that we breathe, then we couldn’t farm and our children would not be able to either. Our company has an obligation to the environment and so we place an emphasis on all our business decisions to have sustainability at its core.”

Robert Moore, Managing Director, Agri.Cycle Limited

Our environmental ethos:
At Agri.Cycle, we embrace an unwavering commitment to the environment. As a farm that has diversified its operations to include a recycling company, we recognize the interconnectedness of our natural ecosystems and the responsibility we hold to protect and preserve them. Our environmental ethos guides every aspect of our recycling practices, as we strive to make a positive impact on the planet.
Sustainable Agriculture:
We believe in sustainable farming practices that promote soil health, biodiversity, and ecological balance. By prioritizing rewilding and reforestation, crop rotation, and development of grassland to act as carbon sinks, we aim to minimize our environmental footprint while producing healthy and nutritious food.
Resource Conservation:
Efficient use of resources is at the core of our operations. We employ innovative techniques to conserve water, minimize energy consumption, and reduce waste across our recycling processes. We actively explore and implement new technologies that contribute to the sustainable management of resources.
Waste Reduction & Recycling:
As a recycling company, we are dedicated to minimizing waste and promoting the principles of the circular economy. We strive to find innovative solutions for recycling and upcycling materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. By creating value from waste streams, we aim to contribute to a more sustainable and resource-efficient society.
Community Engagement:
We believe that environmental stewardship is a shared responsibility. We actively engage with our local community, raising awareness about environmental issues and inspiring others to adopt sustainable practices. Through educational programs with local colleges, workshops, and partnerships, we work together to build a greener future.
Continuous Improvement:
We recognize that sustainability is an ongoing journey. We are committed to regularly evaluating and improving our environmental performance. Through research, innovation, and collaboration, we seek to implement cutting-edge practices that push the boundaries of sustainability in recycling.

Biodiversity Preservation:

Our farm serves as a sanctuary for diverse plant and animal species. We prioritize the preservation of natural habitats and the promotion of native flora and fauna. By creating wildlife corridors, planting trees, and implementing conservation practices, we aim to foster a thriving ecosystem that benefits both our farm and the broader environment.

Continuous Improvement:

We recognize that sustainability is an ongoing journey. We are committed to regularly evaluating and improving our environmental performance. Through research, innovation, and collaboration, we seek to implement cutting-edge practices that push the boundaries of sustainability in recycling.

5-Step Traceability & Audit Compliance Process.

We’re proud to offer all our clients the confidence and reassurance
that we comply with assured cropping schemes.
1
Unique Contract Number
Each farm or grower location is identified
2
Collection check
Each bag is checked prior to loading
3
Waste Transfer Note
Issued with every waste transfer
4
Sort Table Inspection
All waste is sorted prior to processing
5
Audit Trail
Our system is regularly audited*
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Transparency & Accountability:

We believe in transparency and accountability. We openly communicate our environmental goals, progress, and challenges to our stakeholders. By fostering a culture of responsibility, we encourage feedback and engage in a dialogue with our community, customers, and partners to collectively work towards a greener future.

A Positive Contribution To The Planet.

By adhering to our environmental ethos, we aim to leave a positive and lasting impact on the environment, contributing to a healthier planet for future generations. Together, we can cultivate a sustainable and regenerative future where the farm and recycling industries work harmoniously, hand in hand with nature.

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We're a founder member of 
The Green Tractor Scheme

Setting the standard for recycling and waste processing throughout the UK agricultural industry, we’re very proud to be accountable for the creation and maintenance of this UK-wide, environmentally forward-thinking scheme.

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        Frequently Asked Questions.

        From actively talking with farmers at open meetings, farm visits and conferences about the EEC waste directive and its impact on British Agriculture, we’ve come up against some common questions and concerns:
        Will my farm plastic be recycled?
        Yes, last year only 2.5% of plastic collected by Agri.Cycle was sent to landfill. Using Agri.Cycle ensures that your plastic waste is processed responsibly.
        Why do I need to separate my farm plastic?
        Separation is the key to recycling. By separating your plastic into the different waste products, you ensure that your plastic waste can be recycled, reprocessed and reused again. We expect as a customer of Agri.Cycle, you adhere to segregating any material recycled with us.
        What about caps and foils?
        Caps and foils from spray containers must be placed in a separate bag to the rest of the spray container. This bag, if tied off, can be placed inside the spray container bag.
        Will I receive the paperwork needed for farm assurance schemes?
        Yes, all customers receive Waste Transfer Notes for all material they recycle with Agri.Cycle. The Waste Transfer Note is the important document that all assurance schemes are looking for to demonstrate that you are dealing with your material responsibly.
        Why charge PAYG?
        We understand that the quantity of waste that you produce, as a farm, can vary year after year. To accommodate this, we only charge on the bags of material you bring in.
        What does Agri.Cycle not take?
        Agri.Cycle will take all agricultural plastics and cardboard, the only thing we ask is that the material is segregated and as free from contaminants as possible. We aren’t expecting your waste to be squeaky clean; it has come off a farm after all! We will not take hazardous waste or other waste you find on farms.
        How clean does the waste have to be?
        We expect all spray containers to be triple rinsed, all fertilizer, feed and seed bags to be as empty as possible, and try to remove contaminants from silage wrap and sheeting, crop cover, and any other agri-plastic that is disposed of using Agri.Cycle.
        Does different farm plastic cost varying amounts to recycle?

        Yes, the cost to recycle your farm plastic varies from product to product. To learn more, please get a quote.

        Do I keep the bags?

        If you purchase (or deposit for Dumpy & Midi) Agri.Cycle bags, these are replaced on a like for like basis.

        Do I need to be there when my plastic is collected?

        Ideally, the farm owner or manager would be there when disposing of waste as they are legally responsible for the correct disposal of their farm waste. For loading purposes, it is necessary to have someone there to assist the driver loading the material.

        There isn’t a franchise near me, where can I recycle?

        If there is not a franchise near you, please contact Agri.Cycle head office who will be able to offer you an alternative arrangement. This could be that you are placed on a milk round service, directed to a nearby intake day, or we will come and collect your material directly!

        Is Agri.Cycle Green Tractor assured?

        Yes, we are proud to be a founding member of The Green Tractor Scheme. This means that farm plastic recycled with Agri.Cycle has The Green Tractor seal of approval that retailers and other agri-businesses are increasingly looking for from farmers.

        Any other questions?

        Always get in touch with the head office if you have any other questions. Our friendly office team are always on hand to answer any recycling queries you may have.