CleanFarms

Episode 36 October 12, 2021 00:30:41
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Show Notes

On this episode of The Back 40 podcast we spoke with Kim Timmer, Manager of Stakeholder Relations at Clean Farms.  Cleanfarms is an industry stewardship organization that focuses helping farmers recycle plastics that are used on farms.  Over their 10 years of operating Cleanfarms has recovered more than 50,000 MT of Ag-Waste, including jugs, grain & fertilizer bags, unwanted pesticides and livestock medications, for recycling.  Join us as they discuss the many programs they have available that are contributing to their ultimate goal of zero waste through proper disposal of these items.

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