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Recycling firm aimed at ag industry to open in Savage
SAVAGE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers will soon have an in-state company that will recycle their dirty feed-bags, crop covers and other so-called film trash.
AGSI Recycling in Savage is investing $5 million to create the state’s first film-recycling plant for film trash, including silage bags, garden trays and dirty pots.
The bags and films will be turned into plastic pellets that manufacturers can use to make new plastic lumber.
AGSI’s equipment arrives next month. It’s the first plant of its kind in the Midwest, and it has already has collected 8 million pounds of film waste.
AGSI co-owner John Schmitz says that by the end of the year, AGSI expects to have processed around 100 million pounds of high- and low-density polyethylene.
If successful, AGSI will create 60 to 300 jobs over three years and keep previously nonrecyclable plastics out of Minnesota landfills.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com