Sustaining Endeavour launched it Recycling and Rebate service in July 2016, linking to Adelaide based recycler, Plastics Granulating Services, PGS. This service made it easier for growers to replace inefficient plastic products, such as old polypipe and vine guards. Features of our service included:
Facilitating Recycling – Working with Growers to regionally coordinate efficient collection and transport of their plastic waste streams for recycling and to provide them with environmental reporting on their recycling results.
Reducing Replacement Costs – Growers received a rebate in return for their recycling efforts through their Participating Regional Supply Store. Growers are be able to use their rebate towards Australian made plastic products from Sponsoring Manufacturers
Contributing to Community – Many Growers elected to put up to half their rebates towards regional environmental or community projects.
Promotion of Growers – Sustaining Endeavour developed circular economy snapshots, blogs (see latest news) and case studies featuring Growers who used the Recycling and Rebate Service as well as other initiatives to improve operational sustainability and productivity.
With the closure of PGS in June 2017 there is currently an absence of a suitable plastics recycler in Adelaide. Consequently and regrettably, Sustaining Endeavour is unable to organise recycling pick-ups or drop-off for Growers until such time as one or more new recyclers are established in Adelaide. Sustaining Endeavour is actively seeking new local recycling partners and circular economy solutions. Please provide your email address to be kept in the loop.
Growers are encouraged to continue retrieving their old dripperline as per instructions followed by growers who used Sustaining Endeavour’s Recycling and Rebate service in the past.
Sustaining Endeavour thanks all Grower Associations who have assisted in promoting the Recycling and Rebate service to their members and for advising on service delivery within their region.
Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine Incorporated
Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine Inc, LCGW, is a regional member-based association formed to represent the wine grape growers and wine producers of the Langhorne Creek wine region.
We act as a leadership and advocacy group for members, promote the Langhorne Creek regional brand, and champion Langhorne Creek as destination of choice for wine lovers.
Our vision is for a sustainable wine region that provides recognised value and quality to grape purchasers and wine consumers alike.
Barossa Grape and Wine Association
The Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA) is responsible for promoting the Barossa brand. It serves as the guardian for communicating the Barossa vision through highlighting its people and places. Our vision is:
To be recognised at home and abroad as Australia’s most famous wine region valued for its long heritage, unique diversity of fine wines, and sustainable viticultural practices.
We achieve the vision through three key areas:
Supporting and assisting best practice viticulture, wine making and wine business;
Marketing and promotion of Barossa wines outside of the Barossa; and
Policy development and lobbying.
Your Grower Association
Key regional Grower Associations will be joining Sustaining Endeavour from July 2016 and will be profiled here. Please contact us for more details.