Circular economy

A circular economy in the context of recycling agricultural plastics refers to the economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. In the case of agricultural plastics, this involves shifting from a traditional, linear approach of “manufacture, use, dispose” to a more circular approach where plastic materials are continuously cycled back into the economy after their initial use, reducing the need to extract new resources.   

Watch below as we follow the plastics journey from farm, through the process, and back to the farm.

Did You Know?

28 Million Kilograms

Since 2006 we have collected over 28 million kilograms of waste plastics from the primary sector.

9 Balers

Plasback now owns and operates 9 purpose built balers located around New Zealand.

40 Thousand Kilograms

In 2020/2021 we used over 40,000 kgs of waste plastics to make over 1600 sheets of Tuffboard.

1,568,000 Tubes

We have collected 1,568,000 individual teat seals used in the dairying industry weighing 12,500kgs from 47 clinics.

2 Million Teatseal Tubes

In 2022 we collected over 2 million Teatseal tubes weighing 16,945kgs from 60 clinics worldwide. 550,000 more Teatseal tubes from the previous year.

70 Thousand Kilograms

In 2022 we used over 70,000kgs of waste plastics to make over 3000 sheets of Tuffboard.