Weyerhaeuser to recycle seed bags
Eugene, OR— Because most
of the world’s grass seed is grown in Oregon’s Willamette
Valley, it only makes sense for Weyerhaeuser’s recycling
business to initiate a seed bag recycling program for the grass
“Providing recycling services
in what’s widely known as the ‘Grass Seed Capital
of the World’ promotes the healthy growth of two well-established
enterprises,” said Lorena Young, the company’s recycling
Young said the industry uses
hundreds of thousands of polypropylene seed bags and bulk bags.
She said Weyerhaeuser will work closely with growers, processors,
testing labs and brokers to recycle the bags.
Weyerhaeuser operates recycling
plants at both ends of the Willamette Valley, one in Eugene and
the other in the Portland area. From these strategically located
facilities, the company will recycle the grass seed bags.
this service to meet a need in the industry where this material
was previously being landfilled,” Young said.