Levy increase October 2022

Record recycling levels at a time of exceptionally high recycling costs has obliged IFFPG to substantially increase the levy for product destined for sale during 2023. Over the last 5 years, IFFPG has increased recycling levels by 40% to an average of 37,000 tonnes per annum and is currently achieving a 90% recycling level (the equivalent to plastic from 18 million bales). Record recycling levels have come at a time of exceptionally high recycling costs caused by global events such [...]

Record 90% Farm Plastics Recycling Rate Achieved

Irish farmers achieved a record 90% recycling rate for farm plastics in 2021 and in doing so recycled the equivalent of plastic from 18 million silage bales. The vast majority of the plastic was collected at over 200 bring-centres, which the Irish Farm Films Producer’ Group (IFFPG) held during the summer at locations such as marts, coops and agri-merchant premises.  This also represented a boost to circular economy objectives in Ireland as over a third of collected material was supplied [...]


In line with national guidelines designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, IFFPG has postponed ALL its bring-centres until further notice.
IFFPG apologises to farmers for any inconvenience that this unavoidable decision may cause.

John Hayes retirement from IFFPG Board

Liam Moloney, Scheme Manager makes a presentation to John Hayes who stepped down from the board at the end of last year after representing the distributor sector for three years. IFFPG is very grateful for the considerable contribution that John made to the scheme during his time on the board and wishes him all the very best for the future.


IFFPG Celebration Event

Michael & tom and phill hogan

Michael Slattery, IFFPG’s outgoing chair (centre) was made a presentation by Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan and IFFPG new Chair, Tom Dunne (left) at the recently held IFFPG celebration event.

Legislation Amended to include Netting and Twine Producers

The Government recently amended the Farm Plastics Regulations to include netting and twine producers, with effect from October 1st 2017. This means that going forward netting and twine producers must either participate in an approved recycling scheme (i.e. IFFPG) or operate a deposit and refund scheme.

In the case of current IFFPG members who are supplying netting and twine, they must complete Monthly Return Form 2017 – Net and twine and annual returns for product placed on the market from [...]

National Ploughing Championships 2016

Following on from a super few days at the National Ploughing Championships we would like to thank you all for your continued support. This year we gave away a daily prize of €1000 towards silage making costs.

We also gave €10,000 euros to the Irish Cancer Society in support of the Pink wrap campaign!!

The winners of the Daily prize draw for the €1000 are as follows;

Day 1: Mike Staunton, Dalgan, Shrule, Co. [...]