Farmers burning plastic !

jondear

Member
Location
Devon
Something that really annoys me is when a neighbor burns up all his wrap and silage sheet this time of year always does it on bank holiday weekend. Burns for days .
It cost me £350 a year to get rid of mine responsibly!
They are big farmers .Now with a on farm milk processing business!
Engaging with public directly!
 

AGN76

Member
Location
north Wales
Something that really annoys me is when a neighbor burns up all his wrap and silage sheet this time of year always does it on bank holiday weekend. Burns for days .
It cost me £350 a year to get rid of mine responsibly!
They are big farmers .Now with a on farm milk processing business!
Engaging with public directly!
I know an 'organic' farm that does it.
 
Something that really annoys me is when a neighbor burns up all his wrap and silage sheet this time of year always does it on bank holiday weekend. Burns for days .
It cost me £350 a year to get rid of mine responsibly!
They are big farmers .Now with a on farm milk processing business!
Engaging with public directly!
You spend £350 to salve your moral conscience....or to comply? what happens to your dirty plastic wrap/waste down the road? Burnt or buried by a certificated operative?.
 

Danllan

Member
Location
Sir Gar / Carms
Something that really annoys me is when a neighbor burns up all his wrap and silage sheet this time of year always does it on bank holiday weekend. Burns for days .
It cost me £350 a year to get rid of mine responsibly!
They are big farmers .Now with a on farm milk processing business!
Engaging with public directly!
Publicly naming them / asking why on their social media accounts would stop it, immediately. (y)

You spend £350 to salve your moral conscience....or to comply? what happens to your dirty plastic wrap/waste down the road? Burnt or buried by a certificated operative?.
Odd thing to write; have you an 'immoral' conscience? :unsure:
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
I know more conventional farms that do that than organic farms just sayin

I suspect that’s true for me too. But that’s because I don’t know any organic farms.

I would imagine that there are two types of organic farmers - those who do it because of their beliefs and those who do it because they can make more profit. The former are unlikely to burn plastic, imho.
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
Something that really annoys me is when a neighbor burns up all his wrap and silage sheet this time of year always does it on bank holiday weekend. Burns for days .
It cost me £350 a year to get rid of mine responsibly!
They are big farmers .Now with a on farm milk processing business!
Engaging with public directly!
Angers me that we pay for it to be taken away only for it to be shipped to china and back or burnt in china. I might as well save money and the planet by burning it at home
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Angers me that we pay for it to be taken away only for it to be shipped to china and back or burnt in china. I might as well save money and the planet by burning it at home

I don’t think it’s been getting shipped to China for quite some time, since long before Covid.
Pretty sure it’s just been collected and stored since, in the hope that someone will take it sometime.

It seems crazy to me that it isn’t being burnt in power stations, replacing fossil fuels. It’s only oil anyway.
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
I don’t think it’s been getting shipped to China for quite some time, since long before Covid.
Pretty sure it’s just been collected and stored since, in the hope that someone will take it sometime.

It seems crazy to me that it isn’t being burnt in power stations, replacing fossil fuels. It’s only oil anyway.

Agreed - but it should never be burned at home. Power stations (in this country anyway) have very expensive and effective flue gas filtration and treatment systems, farm bonfires just poison the neighbourhood.
 

Gerbert

Member
Location
Dutch biblebelt
@jondear have you tried actually talkin to them instead of communicating kinda indirecty on here?
Reporting then without actually talking to them is just as a shitty thing to do as the burning.
Ps. I am assuming he is a reasonable guy, and you aswell ofcourse.
 

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