Category Archives: bio-news

Australian Successful Experience: the HAL Project

A trial project called “HAL Project MT09068- Comparison of biodegradable mulch products to polyethylene in irrigated vegetable, tomato and melon crops”, has been recently carried out in Queensland, led by the Bowen Research Facility of the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. The project has been funded by Horticulture Australia, using voluntary contributions from the Bowen-Gumlu Growers Association, Novamont and the Queensland […]

Biodegradable agricultural mulch film a natural alternative

Plastic is most definitive not fantastic, especially for the environment, and Australian Bioplastics is determined to reduce the amount of agricultural plastic sent to landfill. Winner of the Telstra Award for Innovation and Technology at the 2011 Elmore Field Days, Australian Bioplastics aims to create new and environmentally-friendly versions of traditional plastic products. “We are very honoured to be nominated and […]

The agricultural plastic waste issue

Tonnes of agricultural plastic waste are pilling up on farms and at collection centres across the region because the plastic can not be cleaned and reprocessed. The growing problem has prompted calls on the Victorian Government to help develop technology and facilities to clean the waste for recycling.  One collection centre, Katunga Recreation Reserve, has stock-piled 50 […]

1 million tonnes of plastic waste to landfill each year in Australia

Australia is now sending more than 1 million tonnes of plastic waste to landfill each year.This figure will continue to rise, reaching at least 1.5 million tonnes by 2030, due to increasing plastics consumption and an increasing proportion of durable plastic goods entering the waste stream. These conclusion are based on a simple analysis of […]

Plastic that turns to mulch

 We are pleased to report the  following article about Australian Bio-Plastics, published on 12 Nov 2014 on Weekly Times . Joe Gagliardi was working in the automotive industry when he noticed the waste plastic left behind by the horticultural industry.                                                                                                                                                                   When he was out in the field repairing tractors and machinery, he despaired at the piles of mulch film left […]

On-farm plastic waste: a problem that can’t be ignored

On-farm waste products, particularly if they are plastic based, can cause issues to vegetable growers and a negative impact on our environment. Fully biodegradable mulch film, as the one distributed in Australia by Australian Bio-Plastics, constitutes an efficient and sustainable solution to this issue. Read the article about the R&D project published by Ausveg.   As is the case on many farms, vegetable production can result […]

Australian Bio-Plastics on the “Bowen Independent”

BIODEGRADABLE MULCH FILM Biodegradable and compostable  Leaves NO polluting residue Cares for the environment No pick up, no pollution, just plough it back in   Requires no removal or disposal Independently tried and tested Saves time and money Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations, WE ARE THE REAL DEAL There is a drastic difference between biodegradable plastics […]