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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 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.
    • 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 ...
    • Big Foot Baler BF300—Daily maintenance & pre-operation checklist 

      Levitan, Lois C.; Leonard, Nathan (Recycling Agricultural Plastics Project, Cornell University, 2012-02-28)
      One of a series of three checklists for operators of a BigFoot BF300 mobile plastics baler designed to compact agricultural films. Checklists of tools and supplies, steps to take in preparation for taking the baler on 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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. ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...