Glass grinder MaxSil turning waste into bottler of a fertiliser

Andrew Marshall
Updated May 2 2023 - 4:04pm, first published 4:00pm
MaxSil managing director, David Archer, and plant supervisor, Michael Trutwin, at the compnay's Brendale factory with the first one tonne bag of glass-based silicon fertiliser for commercial distribution. Photo supplied.
MaxSil managing director, David Archer, and plant supervisor, Michael Trutwin, at the compnay's Brendale factory with the first one tonne bag of glass-based silicon fertiliser for commercial distribution. Photo supplied.

Pulverised wine bottles, jars and window glass are becoming a powerful fertiliser ingredient promising to achieve big yield gains for broadacre and horticulture croppers, particularly in soils degraded by salinity and acidity.

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Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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