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Twisted Issues with Baling Twine and Net Wrap

With winter knocking at our doors and snow forthcoming, many livestock producers will soon be feeding hay. Most hay is bound with baling twine or net wrap, which is often a polypropylene plastic rope or, in the case of net wrap, a thermoplastic resin frequently manufactured from recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) plastics, like empty milk jugs. When not properly disposed of, these materials can create a littering eyesore as well as cause inadvertent problems for both wildlife and livestock.

Although baling twine and the plastic net wrapping used to pack and store hay bales has a good tr...