Silage wrap and pit covers recycling project

This information will be used to make recommendations on a collection and recycling scheme for silage plastics, including wrap, pit covers, netting and twine. All results will be kept confidential. 

Contact details are requested only where you would like to participate in future collection trials or provide further feedback.

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* 1. Do you use silage on your farm?

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* 2. What's your purpose in using silage?

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* 3. Where is your farm located?

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* 4. What's your average herd size (silage fed)?

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* 5. On average, how many silage bales would you use on your farm each year?

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* 6. On average, how much silage pit plastic would you use on your farm each year? (please respond in square metres)

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* 7. How do you purchase your silage plastics?

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* 8. Do you use a contractor to bale your silage?

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* 9. What proportion of your pit cover plastic do you reuse?

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* 10. How do you dispose of your silage plastics?

(Note: this data will be anonymised. Inidividual responses will not be released)

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* 11. If collected by a recycler or dropped at a local recycling point which recycler/drop-off point?

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* 12. What time of year, in month(s), do you dispose of the plastics?

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* 13. If the scheme ran a collection service, is there a particular time of year you’d need the plastic to be collected?

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* 14. How many times per year do you think you’d need a collection or to drop-off?

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* 15. Please explain your answer

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* 16. How important is it to you that silage plastics are recycled?

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* 17. Why is this important to you

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* 18. If there was the option for silage plastics to be collected from your farm, how willing would you be to store silage plastics on your property to be collected?

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* 19. If there was a local collection point within 50 km of your farm, how willing would you be to transport silage plastics to that local collection point?

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* 20. If there was the option for silage plastics to be collected from your farm, how willing would you be to separate the net or twine from the silage plastic?

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* 21. If you rated any of the collection options in questions 16, 17 or 18 as either 1 or 2, please explain why

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* 22. If there was the option for silage plastics to be collected from your farm, how willing would you be to purchase bags to contain the silage plastics until collection/delivery? (for example a collection scheme in NZ charges $40NZD a bag and each bag can store 150-200 bale wraps)

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* 23. Would you be willing to participate in a trial?

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* 24. Would you be interested in providing further feedback as the project progresses?

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* 25. If you answered yes to questions 21 or 22, then please provide your name and best contact method

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* 26. Do you have any other comments in relation to recycling of silage plastics?

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