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.

For more information see Dr. Lois Levitan's Faculty Page.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...

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