US marks 20 years of container recycling
The US agrochemical industry’s Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) is marking its 20th anniversary this year. Since its formation in 1992, the ACRC has been responsible for recycling 125 million lbs (56,700 tonnes) of pesticide container plastic, with annual recycling amounting to an average of 8 million lbs in recent years. The ACRC’s member companies have been crucial to the organisation’s success, says ACRC executive director Ron Perkins. “From container cleaning to ultimate recycling into new useful products, ACRC members created a seamless, safe and effective process,” he points out.