Netafim USA aims to provide farmers with a destination for their end-of-life tubing materials. | Diyana Dimitrova/Shutterstock

Netafim USA is encouraging farmers to improve the circularity of plastic agricultural dripline materials by offering a recycling certification program. 

The Netafim ReGen AgVantage certification program, which launched in partnership with Braga Fresh and Church Brothers Farms, sets a standard for Netafim’s grower partners who have “demonstrated a commitment to sustainability by working with the company to reduce dripline plastic waste and minimize their environmental impact,” a press release noted.  

The hope is to encourage more growers to join in and recycle used dripline materials and to create a closed-loop recycling process. 

Netafim in 2007 opened its California ReGen Recycling facility, which processes end-of-life drip irrigation tubing into new tubing using a proprietary process. The facility was certified through SCS Global Services in 2023 as a certified plastics recycling facility and as a user of certified recycled content. 

Now, Netafim is offering the opportunity for growers and shippers to be recognized as certified irrigation plastics recyclers if they meet certain requirements. 

More stories about agricultural plastics