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Solway gets grant to help Welsh farmers

The cows, pigs, sheep and chickens in Wales may be protected from agricultural waste thanks to a Welsh Assembly grant.

Solway Recycling has been awarded £28,000 from the Assembly Investment Grant, with help from the Wales Environment Trust, to promote collection and recycling of agricultural waste.

The cash will be used by Solway Recycling to purchase a lorry to collect both contaminated and non-hazardous waste and take it away to be recycled.

Solway Recycling marketing manager Chris Hartshorne said: "This grant will make a real difference to farmers as from next month they will no longer be able to burn or bury their plastic wastes. When buried, plastic stays in the ground forever and when burned, emits all sorts of harmful gases.

"While the mainstream plastics recyclers do not tend to be very keen to collect contaminated silage film, we specialise in collection of this waste. We are also able to offer a one-stop recycling service for farmers and take care of all their non-organic farm waste."

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