Canada collects more old pesticides
Farmers in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan turned in 60.4 tonnes of obsolete or unwanted pesticides last year. The collection took place over a three-day period in central and northern Saskatchewan. Some 35 tonnes of obsolete pesticides were gathered in southern Saskatchewan in 2011, bringing the total haul in the province to 95.4 tonnes in two years. The collections were carried out by the industry’s CleanFarms programme. Some 380 tonnes of old pesticides have been collected in Saskatchewan since 1998.