All farmers and those in the agricultural sector look forward to a ‘normal’ year, but with the war in Ukraine, ongoing raw material cost increases and skyrocketing manufacturing costs, all hopes and prayers have been put on the back burner.

This year also saw the introduction of the Government's new Plastic Packaging Tax, based on weight, which targets single use plastics which naturally is bringing the cost per bale and weight of plastic used per bale further up the agenda.

The reasons for making a bale can be varied but ultimately, the bale needs to be held (bound) together for use later. The binding part is crucial to all subsequent uses (ensiling, bedding, burning for energy…etc).

Tama is one of the leading manufacturers of netwrap and twine (binding) globally, with their products designed specifically to do the binding part of the baling job at the highest performance level while using the least amount of plastic which is now more relevant than ever.

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According to the manufacturers, their products contain less plastic per bale than all others with up to 20% less plastic per bale than other netwraps and up to 25% less plastic per bale than other twines.

This means that less weight of plastic needs to be bought, less weight of plastic needs to be handled/used, less weight of plastic needs to be recycled and less plastic tax needs to be paid. Good for the environment, the bales and the farmer's pocket.

Tama is also the first manufacturer in the twine and netwrap market to produce both products with a high percentage of Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) content. These make up the Tama Cycle range of products giving users a further option to help reduce their impact on the environment.

For all your crop baling products knowledge, service or training needs, visit Tama Assist on the Tama UK webpage