Thanks for taking the time to respond to Sustaining Endeavour’s survey for South Australian farmers. This survey is designed to gauge the need and support for Sustaining Endeavour's circular economy driptube recycling service and the resulting Australian made recycled products. This should only take five to ten minutes of your time. Please read the following background and then answer the questions:

Background

This project is a demonstration throughout the 2019/20 Financial Year of a circular economy recycling service for South Australian growers made possible through cooperation between three Australian businesses; as well as funding from the three businesses that was matched by the South Australian Government. In a difficult plastics and recycling market, Netafim Australia and Woodshield have been the drivers in FY19/20 of Sustaining Endeavour’s circular economy recycling service by agreeing to continue purchasing the high-quality resin derived through the recycling of South Australian end-of-life driptube by Recycling Plastics Australia, RPA.

RPA have supported the circular economy by agreeing to accept end-of-life driptube from South Australian wine regions through Sustaining Endeavour with no gate fee charged to farmers.

Netafim uses the South Australian recycled resin in making Netafim Low Density Polyethylene Pipe (LDPE). Netafim’s LDPE Pipe is UV and acid resistant, made from the highest quality resins available, and contains recycled material from Netafim dripperlines. Together with Netafim's stringent quality controls - every coil undergoes a battery of tests and over 30 quality checks before leaving the factory - assuring the highest quality manufacturing standards, delivering the industry's best products.

Woodshield uses the South Australian recycled resin in making Woodshield Posts. Woodshield Posts are designed for use in the Viticulture, Aquaculture, Equine and Agri industries. Woodshield timber fencing posts and rails have superior strength and rigidity combined with the protective properties, toughness and lifespan of polyethylene. Woodshield undertake a range of quality tests in its manufacturing processes and on posts before they leave the factory.

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* 1. Please provide your postcode.

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* 2. How many hectares of productive cropping do you have?

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* 3. What type of crop/s do you grow? Please indicate the number of hectares for all crop-types that apply

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* 4. Before now were you aware of Sustaining Endeavour’s Circular Economy Driptube Recycling Service? If yes, where did you hear about it?

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* 5. The investment of time that growers put into Sustaining Endeavour’s recycling service is acknowledged. Growers invest time in retrieving and recoiling their driptube for recycling once it reaches end-of-life, ensuring it is free of wire and that bundles are tied off and stored in an appropriate area.

How many kilometres of driptube have you replaced in the last five years?

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* 6. Please estimate the total hours for this amount of driptube to be recoiled, bundled and stored for future recycling. If more than one staff member was utilised in recoiling and bundling of driptube, please add the hours for all staff members.

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* 7. A large cost to farmers in recycling bundles of driptube is freight to Adelaide for recycling.

Are you in a financial position to get your driptube to Adelaide for recycling, either by transporting it yourself or by having a budget to pay a freight contractor?

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* 8. During FY19/20 has your business purchased Netafim LDPE pipe?

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* 9. During FY19/20 has your business purchased Woodshield Posts?

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* 10. Please indicate how you think a continued Circular Economy Driptube Recycling Service can best be supported. Please tick all that apply:

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