We had never regarded the Green Party’s Eugenie Sage as a friend of farmers, but as Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage she has announced $381,000 in Government funding to enable farmers and growers to better deal with waste.
It’s a modest sum, fair to say. Almost negligible. But it was big enough to be registered by the Point of Order Trough Monitor (which leaves it to readers to determine if this is good or bad government spending).
The funding, from the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund, will mean farmers and growers can more easily recycle or safely dispose of a wider range of on-farm waste such as agrichemicals, scrap metal, soft plastics and used oil.
Rural recycling programme Agrecovery will manage the project by offering one-stop-shop events where farmers and growers can drop off waste. The events will accept a wide variety of waste over and above what Agrecovery’s existing agrichemical scheme accepts. Continue reading “Trough Monitor alerts us to farmers (of all people) getting Govt funding to help deal with waste”