This collection contains outreach resources and other materials developed and/or compiled by the Recycling Ag Plastics Project (RAPP), a Cornell-based collaborative promoting life-cycle stewardship of agricultural plastics.

More information is available at an archived version of Dr. Levitan's Cornell web page.

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  • Recycling Agricultural Plastics: What Have We Learned? 

    Levitan, Lois (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University, 2016-04-25)
    These are slides for a webinar organized by the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) and the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (PARMC) as part of their Sustainable Materials Management Webinar Series, 2015-2016. The ...
  • Using a BigFoot BF300 Baler 

    Levitan, Lois; Leonard, Nate; Hartsuyker, Mark (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University and Recording Racoon Studio, Ithaca NY (rrstudios.tv), 2013-10)
    Video presentation of the Cornell Recycling Agricultural Plastic Project's guide to the operation of a BigFoot plastics compactor, which is a mobile baler designed for travel on-road and across agricultural fields. The ...
  • BigFoot Plastics Baler: Dennis Sutton, Baler Developer, Describes the BF300 Model 

    Levitan, Lois; Henry, Elizabeth (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University, 2010-05)
    Dennis Sutton, developer of the line of BigFoot mobile plastics balers designed for on-farm collection of agricultural plastics, describes features of the BF300 model and how it works. This particular machine was supposed ...
  • Recycling Plastics Used in Agriculture 

    Putman, Blake; Levitan, Lois; Henry, Elizabeth (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University, 2010-06)
    Blake Putman, field coordinator of Cornell University's Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project (RAPP), interviews dairy farmer Jim Putman and Clinton County, NY, Soil and Water Conservation District manager Steve Mahoney. ...
  • Agricultural Plastic Recycling Pioneer: Eugene Wright 

    Levitan, Lois (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University, 2011-10-31)
    Retired sheep farmer Eugene Wright from Homer, NY, tells how he started using plastic bale wrap in 1990 and saved the waste plastic from then until he retired in 2007, hoping that a recycling option would emerge. He did ...
  • CÓMO USAR LA EMPACADORA BIGFOOT PARA COMPACTAR Y RECICLAR PLÁSTICOS AGRÍCOLAS 

    Levitan, Lois; Leonard, Nathan (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University, 2016-02)
    El problema de los desechos plásticos preocupa a los finqueros hace años. Reciclar es una solución posible: permite conservar energía y recursos, ahorrar el costo de disponer de los desechos y es una alternativa legal a ...
  • Guide to Using the BigFoot BF300 Baler to Compact Agricultural Plastics for Recycling 

    Levitan, Lois; Leonard, Nathan (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University, 2014-10)
    This Guide explains in words and with more than 50 illustrations how to use a BigFoot BF300 vertical stroke baler to compact waste agricultural plastic into dense, square, stackable bales that fit neatly into the enclosed ...
  • Agricultural Plastics Q & A 

    Levitan, Lois (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University, 2016-02)
    Asks and responds to questions, such as What are agricultural plastics?, What is plastic?, How is plastic film used on dairy farms and in horticulture? and What happens with agricultural plastics when they are no longer ...
  • Agricultural Plastics in Pictures 

    Levitan, Lois (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University, 2016-02)
    Presentation slides with photos and brief descriptors of more than 30 agricultural plastic products. Intended to stand alone or be a pictorial companion to the two-page factsheet 'AGRICULTURAL PLASTIC PRODUCTS: Differentiating ...
  • AGRICULTURAL PLASTIC PRODUCTS: Differentiating products by resin & color—Characteristics that matter to recyclers 

    Levitan, Lois (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University, 2016-02)
    Farmers and organizers of agricultural plastics recycling programs—the people who supply used plastics to recycling markets—should be knowledgeable and clear about what products they have and which resin(s) the products ...

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