SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell made an emphatic start to his Big Bash campaign, snatching three wickets to help fire Sydney Thunder to a convincing 36-run victory over Sydney Sixers in the opening game yesterday. With Sixers chasing 159 for victory at the Sydney Showground Stadium, pacer Russell claimed three for 13 in a brilliant four-over spell to limit their scoring and reduce them to 122 all out off 19.5 overs. Opener Michael Lumb struck 34 from 27 deliveries, with four fours, but he was only one of four players in double figures and the only one to pass 14. Medium pacer Shane Watson claimed three for 13 from two overs. Sixers looked to be getting off to a good start when Lumb posted 28 off 21 balls with Brad Haddin, who made 13. However, Haddin, looking to play an attacking stroke, was bowled middle stump by a full-length delivery from Russell, with the third ball of his first over. In his next over – the sixth of the innings – Russell bowled captain Nic Maddinson for seven with the score on 37 for two; and the innings never really recovered. Earlier, captain Mike Hussey struck an unbeaten 80 off 59 deliveries, with five fours and four sixes as Thunder made 158 for four after opting to bat first. He put on 72 for the fourth wicket with Ben Rohrer, whose 30 came from 20 balls. Russell finished unbeaten on four off five deliveries.
IFFPG, the national farm plastics recycling scheme, teamed up with Tuam’s JFC Manufacturing at its recycling bring-centres this year to highlight to farmers the benefits of storing their farm plastics waste clean and dry. The promotion involved making farmers aware that they can reduce their recycling costs by up to a third by ensuring that farm plastics removed from silage is stored in a clean and dry manner.Farmers were encouraged to enter a free draw at bring-centres, with a prize of a JFC Tidywrap Recycling Bin on offer for the winner in each county. Massive progress has been made in recent years regarding farm plastics recycling in Ireland.IFFPG currently recycles approximately 25,000 tonnes of material annually. This represents a national recycling rate in excess of 70%, among the highest in the EU.The material is collected from farmers at over 200 bring-centres, which are held nationwide in the period April to July each year.For most Irish farmers, farm plastics recycling has become a mainstream activity, which they engage in either every year or every other year. However, due to our climate and current management practices a portion of what is collected at bring-centres is contamination in the form of rainwater.This moisture can increase the weight of the plastic by up to one third and unnecessarily adds to recycling costs of farmers at bring-centres.Farmers can minimise their recycling charges by simply ensuring that they put in place a system in the farmyard that results in silage wraps being stored in a dry location immediately after being removed from bales.One option in this regard is JFC’s Tidywrap Recycling Bin, which was recently launched on the Irish market (RRP €279).The bin allows farmers to store their farm plastics in a dry, clean and easy to use manner and then avail of cost savings at the bring-centre. For more information on farm plastics recycling visit www.farmplastics.ieLEARN HOW FARMERS CAN CUT FARM PLASTICS RECYCLING COSTS BY A THIRD was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesNotices