Grain Bags

Res #: 37-16A
Number: 37
Year: 2016
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS many farmers are using plastic grain bags for temporary storage; and

WHEREAS some bags are being improperly disposed of, either by burning or being left  to disintegrate, causing an environmental concern; and

WHEREAS there is no onus or responsibility on the retailers selling the bags to receive the  bags back to where they were sold; and

WHEREAS Ag Chemical dealers are required to charge a deposit on chemical  containers and return the deposit when the container is returned to the dealer;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to require that the retailers  selling grain bags be compelled to charge a deposit on the grain bags at the time of  their sale and to pay back to the producer the deposit when the used bags are  returned to the dealer for proper disposal.

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