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CleanFARM builds on ag waste program


February 1, 2010
By Dave Harrison

Feb. 1, 2010, Toronto — A new organization called CleanFARMS™ Inc. was
launched today to build on successful agricultural stewardship programs started
by CropLife Canada, Canada’s plant science industry trade association, more
than 20 years ago.



cleanfarms_containersFeb. 1, 2010, Toronto — A new organization called CleanFARMS™ Inc. was
launched today to build on successful agricultural stewardship programs started
by CropLife Canada, Canada’s plant science industry trade association, more
than 20 years ago.

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CleanFARMS will continue to deliver the highly successful empty container
and obsolete pesticide collection programs, but will also look at developing
new programs to help reduce, reuse, recycle and safely dispose of other
agricultural wastes.

“Canada’s plant science industry is committed to properly managing the
full lifecycle of its products. That commitment has made our stewardship
initiatives extremely successful – so much so that it merits the creation of a
separate entity,” said Lorne Hepworth, president of CropLife Canada. “That is
why we are launching CleanFARMS – to pursue those opportunities – to build on
our success while exploring new opportunities related to agriculture and other
industries.”

Leading the program will be general manager Barry Friesen (at left), who has a long
history of leading recycling and waste management programs.
barry_friesen

“Today’s farmer knows that recycling agricultural waste makes sense and
that taking part in CleanFARMS programs is easy to do. That’s why the
industry’s programs have been so successful and it’s also why we believe there
will be opportunities to do more,” Friesen said. “CleanFARMS is proud to have
this opportunity to building on the success of the industry’s programs and
looks forward to the continued support of Canada’s plant sciences industry.”

CleanFARMS is a non-profit industry stewardship organization committed to
environmental responsibility through the proper management and disposal of
agricultural waste.


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