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Program offers solution for ag plastic waste problem
Baled agricultural plastics are shipped out of state for recycling. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - Wisconsin dairy and livestock farms have been using silo bags, bunkers and wrapped bales at a dramatically increased rate over the past decade. These tools rely on low-density polyethylene, a plastic film that provides a low-cost method for storing high-quality forages. It is estimated that more than 55 million pounds of LDPE thermoplastic is sold annually to Wisconsin farmers.