Trickle tape problems and the solution

June 24th, 2024

Presentation by Gavin Crawford (Bundaberg Regional Council)

The presentation will cover the current status of play with Trickle-Tape in Queensland. The problems with the current methods of end-of-life disposal of the plastic will be detailed and the current limited recycling options will be covered.

The Bundaberg Regional Council’s experience with sustainably managing Trickle-Tape (400 tonnes per annum) will be explored as will the proposed solution for the appropriate management of this plastic. A National Product Stewardship proposal will be put forward for Trickle-Tape that can be built upon in stages to add other agricultural irrigation pipes and then the “Holy Grail” – Mulch Plastic Film!