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Netafim ReGen™ Recycling Certification: Pioneering Sustainable Dripline Waste Management

Netafim ReGen™ Recycling Certification: Pioneering Sustainable Dripline Waste Management

Key Takeaways:

  • Innovative Recycling Program: Netafim launches the ReGen™ AgVantage Certification Program to recycle used dripline materials, reducing environmental impact.
  • Circular Solution: The industry’s first fully circular dripline recycling solution, turning waste into new, high-quality irrigation products.
  • Certified Sustainability: Netafim’s recycling facility is certified by SCS Global Services, ensuring third-party validation of its recycled content.
  • Recognition for Growers: Partner growers can become Certified Irrigation Plastics Recyclers, showcasing their commitment to sustainability.
  • Supporting Grower Sustainability: The certification helps growers improve sustainability scores and corporate image with multinational companies.

Netafim, Orbia’s Precision Agriculture business, has introduced the Netafim ReGen™ AgVantage Certification Program, setting a new sustainability standard for its partners in agriculture. This program is designed to recycle used dripline material, creating a closed-loop process that minimizes environmental impact and reduces landfill waste.

A Fully Circular Recycling Solution

The ReGen Recycling initiative is the first in the industry to offer a fully circular solution for end-of-life drip irrigation tubing. Since 2007, Netafim’s California recycling facility has been processing used plastic dripline materials through a proprietary method developed over 16 years, repurposing the material for new dripline products like Streamline™ X EZ.

Third-Party Certification and Impact

In 2023, Netafim achieved certification from SCS Global Services, becoming the only precision irrigation company with a certified plastics recycling facility and certified recycled content in the United States. This third-party validation is increasingly essential for growers working with multinational companies concerned with sustainability.

Empowering Growers

Through the ReGen Recycling Certification Program, growers who partner with Netafim and meet the program’s requirements are recognized as Certified Irrigation Plastics Recyclers. This certification underscores their efforts towards recycling and reducing landfill waste, positively impacting the environment.

Netafim’s Founding Mission and Commitment

Netafim’s mission is to “grow more with less,” addressing some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. The company’s recent achievements in recycled content and recycling program certification have led to extending its expertise to partners, amplifying its impact, and furthering its mission.

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