Plastic

Poots urges public response to consultation on single-use plastics

Poots urges public response to consultation on single-use plastics

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, is calling on the public to respond to the single-use plastic (SUP) drinks...

January 11, 2022

The days of growing maize under plastic may be numbered

The days of growing maize under plastic may be numbered

There is mounting expectation that Irish farmers could resort back to growing maize crops on a significant scale without the...

January 7, 2022

Samco seeks government clarity on single use plastic directive

Samco seeks government clarity on single use plastic directive

Irish agri machinery giant Samco is seeking clarity on the issue of the EU’s new Single Use Plastic (SUP) Directive...

July 27, 2021

DAERA seeks ideas on how to eliminate plastic litter in NI

DAERA seeks ideas on how to eliminate plastic litter in NI

Extended corporate responsibility, a deposit return scheme, and laws banning the sale of some single-use plastic items are all options...

July 15, 2021

Maize plastic banned from EU market under EU directive

Maize plastic banned from EU market under EU directive

The sale of single-use plastic that has usually been used to cover maize grown in Ireland is to be banned...

July 2, 2021

Agriculture, shipping and fishing – main sources of plastic pollution in seas

Agriculture, shipping and fishing – main sources of plastic pollution in seas

A new study has found that the agriculture, shipping and fishing sectors are the main sources of plastic pollution in...

May 27, 2021

Irish food processor alliance sets targets to reduce plastic use

Irish food processor alliance sets targets to reduce plastic use

The recently formed group that compromises 11 agricultural processing and food businesses in Ireland – Plastics Action Alliance – has...

April 18, 2019

IFFPG: 27,000t of farm plastic collected for recycling this year

IFFPG: 27,000t of farm plastic collected for recycling this year

More than 27,000t of farm plastic have been collected for recycling over the course of 2018, according to the Irish...

December 20, 2018

Maize acreage up by 10% year-on-year

Maize acreage up by 10% year-on-year

Ireland’s maize acreage is up 10% year-on-year, according to Maizetech’s John Foley. The improved performance was attributed to the continuing...

May 22, 2017

Video: Taking the hardship out of silage bales – New Hayknife hits Irish market

Video: Taking the hardship out of silage bales – New Hayknife hits Irish market

Fastparts, a division of Farmhand, has recently launched a new Hayknife on the Irish market to take the hardship out...

December 2, 2016

€54m investment to turn plastic into fuel launched

€54m investment to turn plastic into fuel launched

Plans for a €54m investment in Ireland, producing 40 million litres of motor fuel per annum from plastic, are underway....

December 4, 2014