Home of the National Collection Scheme

industry-led, non-legislative compliance scheme designed to provide solutions to farmers for a more environmentally responsible end of life management of their used non-packaging agricultural plastics at the lowest possible cost.

APE UK have proudly contributed to the collection of
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of non-packaging used farm plastics

Mission

We provide farmers with a sustainable solution to the environmentally responsible management of non-packaging agricultural plastics throughout the UK and aim to increase the quantity and quality of plastics collected. APE UK is a non-profit organisation.

Agricultural Circular Economy

The principle of Extended Producer Responsibility and the participation of all stakeholders ensure that farm plastics are collected and recycled at lower cost to the farmer and that recycled product is included into useful new product.

Collect and Recycle
your farm plastics

MEMBERSHIP

Manufacturers and importers of agricultural plastics have backed the launch of the scheme. Merchants, famers and their unions, associations, and cooperatives as well as industry and government bodies are invited to join the management of the scheme.

COLLECTION SCHEME

All collectors are invited but not obligated to join the scheme. Farmers can continue using their usual collectors. The scheme supports farmers and collectors to increase the quantity of non-packaging plastics collected and encourage best practice throughout the UK.

APE EUROPE

APE Europe brings together companies involved in the production and supply of non-packaging plastics used in agriculture, with the core objective to provide environmentally responsible solutions to farmers or the end of life management of used plastic.

News and Information

During President Joe Biden's recent speech to Congress, he mentioned an important point about the climate plan that will affect the agricultural technology (agtech) sector...
On 1 January 2021, the Basel Convention was amended to strengthen the controls for the export of waste plastics. The changes mean that ...
APE UK [Agriculture, Plastics & Environment UK] is pleased to announce that a new industry-led National Collection Scheme for used non-packaging agri-plastics is now operating across all regions of the UK...

CONTACT

Ian Creasey: CEO

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