Orbia’s Precision Agriculture Business, Netafim, Achieves Certifications from SCS Global Services for its Recycling Program and Use of Recycled Content, Spotlighting its Commitment to Sustainability

Netafim, an Orbia business and the world leader in precision irrigation solutions, announced it has been awarded a prestigious certification for its industry-leading recycling program. In addition to its recycling program, Netafim has also been awarded a recycled content certification for its production inputs, which are a sustainable byproduct of the company’s ReGen™ recycling and manufacturing operations in California. This certification marks a significant milestone for the company’s sustainability commitments and practices.

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The SCS Recycled Content Certification evaluates products made from pre-consumer or post-consumer materials diverted from the waste stream. The certification measures and verifies the percentage of recycled content to make an accurate claim in the marketplace.

Netafim’s ReGen Recycling Facility earned the SCS Recycling Program Certification, spotlighting how the company collects and recycles end-of-life irrigation tubing in an environmentally responsible way. In 2007, Netafim opened a dedicated facility in California to process end-of-life drip irrigation tubing into high-quality recycled resin through a proprietary process developed over the last 16 years. The end-of-life tubing is carefully shredded, washed, and pelletized, resulting in high-quality recycled production inputs. These recycled production inputs become part of a sustainable manufacturing process that creates top-quality drip irrigation tubing, ready to be used again.

“Achieving the SCS Recycled Content and Recycling Program Certifications highlights our commitment to sustainability. Our 360-degree recycling program allows growers to farm in a more sustainable way by reusing material that would have previously gone into landfills,” says Tate Kelley, Netafim USA Product Manager. “Netafim and Orbia Precision Agriculture are proud to be recognized for our role in helping solve the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.”

About Netafim

Netafim, Orbia’s Precision Agriculture business, is the world’s largest irrigation company and a global leader in precision agriculture solutions committed to fight scarcity of food, water and land, for a sustainable future. Founded in 1965, Netafim pioneered the drip revolution, creating a paradigm shift toward precision irrigation. Today, specializing in end-to-end solutions from the water source to the root zone, Netafim delivers irrigation and greenhouse projects, as well as landscape and mining irrigation solutions supported by engineering, project management and financing services. Netafim is also leading the way in digital farming, irrigation and fertigation, integrating real-time monitoring, analysis and automated control into one state-of-the-art system. With 33 subsidiaries, 19 manufacturing plants, 2 recycling plants and more than 5000 employees worldwide, Netafim delivers innovative, tailor-made irrigation and fertigation solutions to millions of farmers, allowing smallholders to large-scale agricultural producers and investors, in over 110 countries, to grow more with less™.

About Orbia

Orbia is a company driven by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia operates in the Polymer Solutions (Vestolit and Alphagary), Building and Infrastructure (Wavin), Precision Agriculture (Netafim), Connectivity Solutions (Dura-Line) and Fluorinated Solutions (Koura) sectors. The five Orbia business groups have a collective focus on expanding access to health and wellness, reinventing the future of cities and homes, ensuring food and water security, connecting communities to information and accelerating a circular economy with basic and advanced materials, specialty products and innovative solutions. Orbia has commercial activities in more than 110 countries and operations in over 50, with global headquarters in Boston, Mexico City, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. To learn more, visit: orbia.com.

About SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for more than three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation, retail, and more. SCS is accredited to provide services under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs. Consistent with its mission, SCS is a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.