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Monsanto Maui big on recycling

December 26, 2013
Maui Weekly

As part of Monsanto Hawai'i's commitment to responsible farming practices, their Maui farm recently recycled 222,040 pounds of plastic drip line, keeping it out of the island's landfills. This effort is part of the company's ongoing drip tube recycling program, a press release stated.

The company irrigates their fields using drip line due to its efficiency in delivering water in an environmentally friendly way. While this method reduces the amount of water needed to grow a crop, it also creates rubbish from discarded irrigation tubing, which accumulates over time.

Monsanto baled several years of accumulated drip line used in its Maui field locations and sent it away for recycling.

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Monsanto’s recent recycling efforts kept 222,040 pounds of drip line out of Maui’s landfills.

"We believe it's important to be environmentally responsible in our daily operations," said Joe McClure, Maui operations lead. "By making every effort to reuse and recycle materials that could otherwise head to our island's landfills, we're helping to do our part to keep Maui green."

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