The two senior levels of government will spend $200,000 on a pilot program to recycle 2,000 tonnes of agricultural plastic in Saskatchewan, including an innovation to roll used grain bags.
Brady Brown, one of the brothers who helped invent the bag rolling machine in the Milestone, Sask., area, said the device will allow producers to recycle used grain bags rather than burning or burying them.
"We had the grain bags on our farm about two years ago," said Brown. "We got them and we knew right away we would have a problem just from seeing them in the neighbours fields in the fence lines."
After the bag is rolled, it can be taken for recycling to one of seven drop-off spots across the province.