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42,000 Tonnes Plastic Collected
80+ Member Recycling Sites
Across the uk!

Farm plastic recycling with The Green Tractor Scheme is a commitment for your waste to be handled responsibly.

About us:

The Green Tractor Scheme is an ever-expanding group of environmentally focused, forward-thinking businesses that are positively affecting UK agriculture, by lobbying for and inspiring innovation within farm plastic recycling.
Our Members wear our badge to:
Show a commitment to environmental change within farming and the wider agricultural sector.
Show their prospects and peers that they operate at an accredited minimum level with regards to accountability of plastic waste.
Boost their environmental and ethical position and ESG credentials.
“The Green Tractor Scheme provides a shared responsibility for farm plastic recycling across the entire supply chain.”
Brand Champion
The Green Tractor Scheme

Founded in 2020

Agri.Cycle

Agri.Cycle was set up in 2005 with the impending introduction of the Agricultural Waste Regulations in May 2006. Since then, they have provided a comprehensive service within the farm plastic recycling industry. In 2010 they designed and built a spent shotgun cartridge line; capable of recycling over 1.6 billion cartridges per year, making Agri.Cycle the largest cartridge recycler in the UK. They also operate three wash lines, further diverting more material away from landfill. To power the plant, Agri.Cycle has installed solar panels and a water processing plant. The overall aim is to reduce their carbon footprint and promote a green working site.
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Emerald Isle Recycle

Established in 2005, Emerald Isle are the leaders in Northern Ireland in providing agricultural plastic recycling and veterinary treatment waste disposal service. Emerald Isle helps to recycle 50% of all Northern Irish farm plastic waste and enables Northern Irish farms to produced food to the highest environmental standard. Emerald Isle puts the environment first and provides environmentally secure options that are fully compliant with all farm quality assurance schemes and waste regulations.
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Grassroots Recycling

Established in 2006, Grassroots mission is to help British farmers and growers recycle their plastic waste. They help over two thousand farming, horticulture and industrial clients recycle their plastic and cardboard waste. Grassroots deal with plastics from agricultural, horticultural and industrial businesses and offer flexible price models to fit their customers. Every year, Grassroots prevents thousands of tonnes of plastic being sent to landfill through its wash line and sorting facilities.
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Solway Recycling

Established in 1992 and currently one of the longest and most established waste farm plastic recyclers in the world; Solway Recycling Ltd has unparalleled experience in farm plastics recycling. As well as recycling, Solway is a leader in the manufacture and selling of products made from recycled agricultural plastic. Solway continue to be the largest agricultural plastic recycler in Scotland and offer an unequalled service to the Scottish agricultural industry.
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The Green Tractor Scheme was founded in 2020 by four agricultural plastic recycling specialists who all shared the same ambition to provide a standard to the UK agricultural industry, and the ability to recycle all agricultural plastics by 2030.

This is our story

Join us now and become a valued part of the future.
Built from a collective need to make a positive change, our founding members took a stand in 2020 after working within the agricultural waste management industry for years. The need for education to promote sustainability, recycling and awareness within the farming community prompted the establishment of the Green Tractor Scheme.

With the ambition to ensure all agricultural plastic waste is recycled by 2030, the founders set out with the knowledge of the solution to the problem being in: education surrounding separation and presentation of waste for the farmers, collaborating with and enabling recyclers to be more efficient and effective and lobbying government to force producers to remove unnecessary plastics from the supply chain.

With the target of 2030 in place, the Green Tractor Scheme is actively setting the standard and recruiting every agricultural business to be responsible and accountable for their own part to play in changing the environment and the industry for the better.

Corporate Ambassadors

Agrii

Agrii is a leading provider of UK agronomy services, technology and strategic advice. The business is built on the unificatio
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Asda

ASDA was founded in 1965 through the merger of the Asquith family grocery business with the Associated Dairies company and it
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Dengie Feeds

Dengie have a strong ethos in producing sustainable feeds and we continue to look into ways to develop their packaging to ens
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FPS Flexible Packaging Solutions

FPS Flexible Packaging Solutions provides FIBCs or Big Bags, container liners, and other flexible packaging for agriculture,
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Glasson Fertilisers

Glasson Fertilisers is a nationwide importer and blender of granular agricultural fertilisers. We produce and pack blended, s
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Origin Fertilisers

Origin Fertilisers is a national manufacturer and distributor of fertiliser with a strong local presence throughout Great Bri
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Shorts Agricultural Services Ltd

Shorts have been providing agricultural contracting services since 1984. They cover all areas in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire,
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Smartlift Bulk Packaging

Since 2005, Smartlift Bulk Packaging Ltd have become a very well trusted and respected supplier of flexible packaging to the
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Witham Oil Group

Witham Group are quality manufacturers and suppliers of award-winning oils, paints, greases and other essential products to
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Woldmarsh Producers Ltd

Woldmarsh Producers Ltd are one of the UK’s leading, member-owned farmers’ buying groups, based in Louth, Lincs. Their fo
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Yara UK

Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara has established a unique position as the industry’s only globa
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Zeus Packaging

Zeus Packaging are pleased to be associated with The Green Tractor Scheme providing sustainable solutions for plastic used ac
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Agrii is a leading provider of UK agronomy services, technology and strategic advice. The business is built on the unification of several respected businesses during the last 30 years, including Dalgety, Masstock, CSC and UAP. Agrii is also part of the wider Origin Enterprises group, where investment into services in sustainable land use continues to grow. Agrii are striving to improve the sustainability of food production, by reducing the environmental impact of their business operations, and investing in new technologies and research to continue providing the most sustainable agronomic solutions. Through their Green Horizons framework, they are committed to putting their growers ahead in the rapidly evolving food production landscape. Agrii are pleased to support initiatives such as the Green Tractor scheme, to help recycle farm plastics to the highest environmental standard. They are continually increasing the amount of their packaging that is recyclable, and by working with the Green Tractor scheme, aim to educate and promote the recycling of on farm waste. For more information about Agrii’s sustainability agenda, visit www.agrii.co.uk/greenhorizons or contact amy.watkins@agrii.co.uk

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ASDA was founded in 1965 through the merger of the Asquith family grocery business with the Associated Dairies company and its name is derived from this merger. In October 2020, ASDA was acquired from Walmart by the Issa brothers and TDR Capital. Headquartered in Leeds, ASDA is the UK’s third-largest supermarket by market share, employing more than 140,000 colleagues and serving over 18m customers every week in its 633 stores and online via www.ASDA.com. They have a responsibility to ensure our supply chains are sustainable into the future and so we’re working with suppliers, farmers and growers to protect and restore land, so they remain productive for generations to come. Please visit our creating change for better website to see our commitments to sustainability: https://www.asda.com/creating-change-for-better

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Dengie have a strong ethos in producing sustainable feeds and we continue to look into ways to develop their packaging to ensure it is as environmentally-friendly as possible. By building on trials with carbon-neutral packaging for their Hi-Fi Original product, they have now introduced recycled packaging across their whole range of feeds and bedding products. Dengie’s highly popular Hi-Fi Lite feed was the first in their range to appear in the new recycled packaging which contains as much recycled plastic as it is currently possible to use. It is all the more impressive as the Hi-Fi Lite packaging can still be recycled (LDPE 4) where facilities exist. By including recycled plastic in their packaging, Dengie are providing an outlet for used plastic. This is important in helping to manage plastic waste; an issue that has attracted huge interest over the last few years. Whilst many Dengie bags are re-used on the yard for other functions, it is comforting to know that when they do reach the end of their lifecycle they can be recycled and could ultimately end up in another Dengie bag! Dengie have now become an ambassador for The Green Tractor Scheme to further promote sustainability in agriculture and help further promote recycling in the agricultural sector. Green Tractor look forward to a great relationship with Dengie.

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FPS Flexible Packaging Solutions provides FIBCs or Big Bags, container liners, and other flexible packaging for agriculture, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and many other sectors. The world’s most important products have travelled safely around the world in FPS industrial packaging. We are committed to being your productivity partner by bringing efficiency to your supply chain through a comprehensive and innovative product portfolio. With over 4,000 colleagues in 16 countries, 13 production plants and 19 sales locations we have an extensive and integrated global manufacturing and distribution network providing technical expertise and local customer service.As an ambassador of The Green Tractor Scheme we are committed to encouraging and supporting the responsible recycle of plastics in the agricultural sector.We believe that we have a great opportunity to change our future and to leave a better world for our communities and stakeholders we impact. We focus on our people, strong through diversity, committed to sustainability, and empowered by continuous improvement in all aspects of our work.

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Glasson Fertilisers is a nationwide importer and blender of granular agricultural fertilisers. We produce and pack blended, straight and compound fertilisers in our five purpose-built manufacturing plants, for both arable and grassland farmers across the UK.As a business we are committed to environmental sustainability, and since 2021 all our packaging has been made using 30% recycled materials. We are fully certified to ISO14001 standard for Environmental Management, and we measure the carbon footprint of all our products and take active steps to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment.We are pleased to support the Green Tractor initiative to promote a circular economy within UK agriculture.

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Origin Fertilisers is a national manufacturer and distributor of fertiliser with a strong local presence throughout Great Britain. Our core strategy is the development of science-led, innovative products and services which import soil fertility, nutrient use efficiency and crop productivity, whilst optimising sustainable agriculture and food production to promote sustainable land use. We are committed to protecting the planet by offering tangible solutions to identifiable problems to help farmers meet the challenge of increasing food production and reducing environmental impact. As part of the Origin Enterprises’ group, where optimisation of crop yield and economic returns on a sustainable basis are central to growing a greener future, Origin’s Fertile Future roadmap evaluates the role of soil and crop nutrients in sustainable agriculture, identifying solutions to help minimise soil, air and water emissions.In 2020 Origin became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and started to align ourselves with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In line with Principle 8 – to undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility - we are a corporate ambassador to The Green Tractor Scheme, and all our 600 and 1000kg bags contain 30% recycled material.The Green Tractor Scheme, founded in 2020, actively sets out the ambition to provide an assurance to the UK agricultural industry and the ability to recycle all agricultural plastics by 2030. Joined by forward-thinking business that support the removal of unnecessary plastics from the supply chain, the Green Tractor Scheme assure us that waste is handled responsibly to create a cleaner future for UK agriculture.

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Shorts have been providing agricultural contracting services since 1984. They cover all areas in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Hampshire and the surrounding counties. In 2009, we were granted a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen as Agricultural Contractors for the work they undertake on The Queen’s local farms. It is an accolade they are proud to continue to hold today. Shorts are committed to investing in new machinery, maintaining a fleet of modern, reliable equipment, and providing qualified staff. A professional and responsible approach towards health and safety, care for the environment and striving to deliver the best possible service underpins everything they do. Shorts Agricultural provides a wide range of agricultural contracting services to farms and landowners including Agricultural Services, Grounds Management, Earthworks & Site Services, and Recycling & Material Supply. Shorts Agricultural Services has a sister company, Shorts Group Ltd. Shorts Group are an independent family-owned business since 1957. They offer excellent services in: Waste Management Skips and Waste Services Demolition Plant and Tool Hire Trade and DIY Shops Welfare Unit Hire Portable Toilets HireHeadquartered in Bracknell, we provide services throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey and surrounding Counties.

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Since 2005, Smartlift Bulk Packaging Ltd have become a very well trusted and respected supplier of flexible packaging to the agricultural sector. Having over 80 years combined experience between their staff, they are able to effectively service our ever growing customer base. In agriculture, they supply bags and other packaging for seeds and cereals, beans, grain, animal feed and root crops, as well as products for specialist applications. They have joined the Green Tractor Scheme to help ‘close the loop’ for used packaging within this sector, by working closely with the main farm waste collectors in the UK and Northern Ireland.

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Witham Group are quality manufacturers and suppliers of award-winning oils, paints, greases and other essential products to a huge array of businesses throughout the UK and abroad. In an industry where traditionally additives, chemicals and fossil-based products have been essential to the manufacturing process, Witham Group are working extremely hard to create a “greener culture” within our business and ensure that the environment is at the heart of our activities. The Witham Group are determined that wherever practically possible, our activities including purchasing, manufacturing, energy consumption, distribution, waste generation and disposal, will minimise the effect on the Environment and they are proud to be to only lubricant manufacturer in the world to have a carbon neutral footprint for its blending process.

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Woldmarsh Producers Ltd are one of the UK’s leading, member-owned farmers’ buying groups, based in Louth, Lincs. Their focus is growing your business and increasing profits. With more than 1,000 member farms mainly spread across the Eastern side of England, they have considerable buying power across a full range of farm inputs. These benefits go directly back to the farmer. At Woldmarsh, they are passionate about our industry, our members, and our community. They are a not-for-profit farmer-owned cooperative and our current-day Woldmarsh team are as enthusiastic as their founders about the principles established some 60 years ago. They encourage innovative thinking, embrace new ideas and challenge conventional methods. Woldmarsh live and breathe our core values of cooperation and collaboration. Most importantly, their members are at the heart of everything we do. hey are pleased to support The Green Tractor Scheme along with other similar initiatives designed for the effective recycling of all farm plastics and other materials. Their aims mirror our aspirations that members have the support and opportunity to be as sustainable as possible in the future years ahead as we move towards lowering the carbon footprint in farming. If you would like to know more about what we do visit Woldmarsh.com or contact Joe Frisby – Greeninitiatives@woldmarsh.com for more information about this scheme.

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Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara has established a unique position as the industry’s only global crop nutrition company. We operate an integrated business model with around 17,500 employees and operations in 60 countries. Today, Yara retains its global position as an innovator and leading provider of nitrogen based mineral fertilisers and industrial products, especially here in the UK. As a world leader in ammonia, nitrates, specialty and, more recently, sustainable fertilisers Yara looks to provide support and guidance for farmers and growers, whilst acknowledging the best way to support our planet. At Yara, we're committed to continually reducing both ours and farmer's environmental footprints and supporting initiatives such as the Green Tractor Scheme. Our focus is about 'Growing a Nature-Positive Food Future', by delivering solutions to meet the planet's greatest challenges and introducing impactful changes to our fertiliser products.

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Zeus Packaging are pleased to be associated with The Green Tractor Scheme providing sustainable solutions for plastic used across all sectors of agriculture in the UK. At Zeus, they recognise that we have a responsibility to preserve, conserve and sustain the world we live in, both today and for future generations. This initiative supports our commitment to sustainability and we welcome the opportunity to support the recycling of all farm plastic by 2030. Zeus pride ourselves on providing agricultural packaging solutions for farmers, contractors and agricultural businesses looking to produce the best quality fodder and bedding, baler Twines, round bale net wrap, high-performance silage stretch films and silage sheeting. They are pleased to support this scheme along with other key schemes designed to promote the effective recycling of all farm plastics.

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COLLECTION & PROCESSING MEMBERS

"We're an ever-growing network!"
Brand Champion, the Green Tractor Scheme

Our group of members is growing each year and the more members we have, the more impactful we can be on the UK agricultural industry. There are a wealth of benefits to being a member - read on to find out more.

News & Education

The Green Tractor Scheme Update

The Green Tractor Scheme Update

Greetings Green Tractor Enthusiasts! We've been bustling with activity here at The Green Tractor Scheme, bringing our message of sustainable agriculture and plastic recycling to the forefront. Over the past few months, we've had the pleasure of attending numerous events across the UK, and we have some exciting updates to share. Agrii's IFarm Events Our […]

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Driving Sustainability in Agriculture: The Founding Members of the Green Tractor Scheme

Driving Sustainability in Agriculture: The Founding Members of the Green Tractor Scheme

In the quest for a more sustainable future, the agricultural sector plays a pivotal role. As the world faces pressing environmental challenges, the need for innovative solutions to promote sustainability in farming has never been more urgent. At the forefront of this movement are the founding members of the Green Tractor Scheme – Agri.Cycle, Grassroots […]

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It’s time to introduce Farmer Clarkson to our Green Tractor Scheme

It’s time to introduce Farmer Clarkson to our Green Tractor Scheme

It’s time to introduce Farmer Clarkson to our Green Tractor Scheme rather than the Red Tractor proposed 'Greener Farms Commitment (GFC)' bolt-on

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Plastic waste starts with the producers!

Member Benefits

We need farming businesses, recyclers, collectors, organisations, suppliers & farming groups to join our scheme to fulfil our aspiration of providing UK agriculture with the ability to recycle all farm plastics by 2030.
“Membership for a farming business is our promise that your plastic waste is handled responsibly! We also need collectors, recyclers and all businesses associated with UK Farming to join our scheme, so we can all increase the amount of farm plastic waste recycled each year.”
Brand Champion, The Green Tractor Scheme

Farmers, Suppliers & Agricultural Consumers

COLLECTORS & RECYCLERS

ORGANISATIONS, BUSINESSES & FARMING GROUPS

Farmers, Suppliers & Agricultural Consumers

A promise that any waste collected is fully, legally traceable and accredited.
All GTS collectors are annually accredited.
Recognised as a Green Farmer.
Use the Green Tractor Scheme badge to show a commitment to positive change.
Indemnify yourself from fines regarding mishandling waste management by ensuring your waste is handled correctly.
All Green Tractor collectors are audited annually to ensure the high standards of Green Tractor are accredited.

COLLECTORS & RECYCLERS

Show proof of an accredited high-standard of collection, recycling and processing to potential customers and collaborators.
Proactive lobbying for positive change from a collective of influential parties.
Have a reference on this website to support business growth and referrals.
Use the Green Tractor Scheme badge as a standard for all your customers.
Become a part of an organisation that is working to help agriculture.

ORGANISATIONS, BUSINESSES & FARMING GROUPS

Demonstrate a measurable commitment to sustainability and the environment with the use of The Green Tractor Scheme badge.
Directly invest in the education of the industry and fartherment of the scheme.
Influence the future of UK agriculture and the legislation surrounding the whole supply chain.
Satisfy your suppliers that waste collected by a Green Tractor collector is fully traceable, accredited and dealt with correctly.
Become a member of a network of like-minded organisations working towards sustainability in the agricultural sector.

Everyone's Invited!

Together we can make a real, positive difference by 2030
“What are you waiting for? - Join today!”
Brand Champion
The Green Tractor Scheme

Who Can Join

The Green Tractor Scheme is open to a collective of influential businesses across all of the UK agricultural industry: those that work directly in it, and those that supply to it. We all play a vital role in creating a cleaner, more responsible future for UK agriculture.
Our scheme is open to all:

ANY FARMERS

By using a Green Tractor Scheme Accredited Collector or Recycler, you automatically become a Green Farmer, and you can use the Green Tractor Scheme badge.

ANY COLLECTORS OR RECYCLERS

If you’re open to operating in a sustainable manner going forward and are will to be annually accredited under our Scheme Criteria, then you can join our Scheme and contribute towards better standards within our industry, and wear the Green Tractor Scheme badge.

ANY ORGANISATIONS OR FARMING GROUPS

If you’re an organisation that has links to UK agriculture or you represent a group of farmers, or an initiative the can demonstrate you commitment to sustainability and the environment, then you too can join our scheme and represent with the Green Tractor Scheme badge.

OUR NETWORK

“Use the map to find your nearest Green Tractor plastic recycling processor or get in touch with other members.”

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Join our collective to make positive change across the whole UK agricultural industry. Get in touch to ask us anything about the scheme, to suggest or inform us of recycling development or reach out to one of our members. Together, we will reach our goals.

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