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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • IDENTIFYING COMMON PLASTICS USED IN AGRICULTURE 

      Levitan, Lois (2016-01-29)
      Plastics recyclers are usually quite particular about the kinds of plastic (i.e., which plastic resins) they will accept for processing. Reasons include: which plastics are called for in “recipes” for the products they ...
    • Used Agricultural Plastics
 Sorted by Resin & Typical 
 Level of Contamination 

      Levitan, Lois (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University, 2016-01)
      Illustration showing agricultural plastics products--for example, bale wrap, twine, irrigation pipe, drip tape, nursery pots, maple tubing, pesticide containers, feed bags, etc.--arrayed on a 'graph' by plastic resin ...
    • Recycling Horticultural Films: Handling and Marketing 

      Levitan, Lois (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program, Cornell University, 2015-01-29)
      Recycling horticultural films is challenging. But the challenges are surmountable. This presentation is a quick summary of the challenges, how they can be surmounted, and what exactly is meant by recycling.
    • Life Cycle of Horticultural Film 

      Levitan, Lois (2014-12-18)
      This graphic illustrates the life cycle of horticultural film, with a focus on recycling. Horticultural films include several quite different products: mulch and fumigation films, low and high tunnels, greenhouse and ...
    • Recycling Agricultural Plastics: Logistic & Marketing Challenges, and Successes 

      Levitan, Lois (2014-12-04)
      This presentation is a forward-looking as well as retrospective update on the status of recycling markets for agricultural plastics. From experience we have learned much about characteristics of likely markets for these ...
    • 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 ...
    • Plastics Baler Training Requirement and Liability Release 

      Levitan, Lois (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University, 2014-09-24)
      Both a brief outline of the requirement for training mandated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and Cornell University Council prior to use of the BigFoot plastics baler or comparable ...
    • Agricultural Plastics: What are they? Why are they 'hard stuff'? Can the challenges be surmounted? 

      Levitan, Lois C. (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University. Presented at the Plastics Recycling Conference 2014, Session 1A The Hard Stuff-Recycling Film, Foam and Other Difficult Plastics, Orlando, FL., 2014-03-11)
      Presentation slides illustrate the array of agricultural plastic products, the plastic resins they are made from, and qualities and practices that increase suitability for recycling. The reasons that agricultural plastics ...
    • Used Agricultural Plastics Sorted by Resin & Typical Level of Contamination 

      Levitan, Lois C. (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University, 2014-03)
      Agricultural plastics products (e.g., bale wrap, twine, irrigation pipe, drip tape, nursery pots, maple tubing, pesticide containers, feed bags, etc.) are arrayed on the X-axis according to the primary plastic resin used ...
    • Guide to Using the BigFootBF300 Baler for Agricultural Plastics: Maintenance & Troubleshooting 

      Levitan, Lois C.; Leonard, Nathan (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University, 2014-02)
      The maintenance chapter of the "Guide to Using the BigFoot BF300 Baler" includes full descriptions and a maintenance schedule for the baler compaction chamber, Honda engine, baler and trailer hydraulic systems, paint, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Update for NYS Farmers: What Farmers Need to Know & Do to Recycle Agricultural Plastics. 

      Levitan, Lois C. (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University, 2013-08-04)
      One-page handout with information for farmers about how to recycling their used agricultural plastics. Also with information about NYS DEC regulations prohibiting open burning of plastics and other trash, on farms and elsewhere.
    • Agricultural Plastics Q&A 

      Levitan, Lois C. (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University, 2013-05-08)
      A series of nine one-page educational snippets about plastics in general and agricultural plastics in particular.
    • RAPP Update for NYS Farmers (& other users of agricultural/horticultural plastic) 

      Levitan, Lois C. (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project (RAPP), Cornell University, 2013-04-15)
      Information for farmers and other users of agricultural plastics about how to recycle their agricultural plastics. Includes background on the Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project (RAPP) and on NYS's regulation prohibiting ...
    • Registering Sites Where Plastic Will Be Stored: NYS DEC Forms & Instructions 

      Levitan, Lois C. (2013-04-15)
      Instructions and links to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) forms for registering sites where recyclable material is stored.