NCC Educational Video to Help Prevent Plastic Contamination
The National Cotton Council (NCC), in cooperation with multiple industry sources, has developed a comprehensive educational video outlining the importance of preventing plastic contamination in seed cotton and lint.
Packages containing the educational video and suggested meeting materials will be mailed to the NCC’s interest organizations and all U.S. gins in early September. The video also can be viewed online.
The video provides producers and ginners with best management practices to handle and process round modules, with a specific goal of preventing contamination from module wrap. Among major topics addressed in the video are:
- Taking the time to remove contaminants in the field
- A review of key maintenance and component adjustments on round module harvesters to ensure proper operation
- Best practices for transporting and staging round modules in the field and at the gin yard
- Best practices on unwrapping and feeding round modules into the gin to avoid plastic contamination.
“The NCC is asking producers and gin managers to utilize this video to educate their employees on the importance of preventing plastic contamination and learn exactly what to look for to reduce the chances for plastic contamination in U.S. cotton,” said NCC Chairman Ron Craft, a Texas ginner. “Education is the key to prevention.”
Information provided by the National Cotton Council