The Northern Ontario Plastics Disposal Pilot Project is a three-year collaboration between the Northern Caucus of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance. The pilot aims to assess best practices, costs and conversions of recovering used agricultural plastic by aggregating and consolidating plastic using bale compactors and sending that plastic to an end-user for conversion into a drop-in fuel blend and electricity.
The pilot was launched in mid-2020 and farmers in Northern Ontario are currently compacting their plastic on-farm or building their own compactors with the licensed blueprints, aggregating over 90 tons of plastic to-date. In August, the Township of Chisolm became the first municipal partner in the project, with a training session on the compactor held to prepare for the public launch of Chisolm’s involvement, where local farmers can drop off their used agricultural plastic for communal compacting.
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