Brazil agchem container disposal falls in Q1
The disposal and recycling of empty pesticide containers in Brazil fell for the first time in years in the first quarter of 2013, the agrochemical container disposal organisation, the inpEV figures show. Some 9,279 tonnes were collected in the first three months of the year, a fall of 2.1% on the same period last year. Brazil has had the largest and most successful national recycling operation for the past few years ( Agrow passim). It collected some 37,700 tonnes last year ( Agrow No 657, p 12). In the 12 months to the end of March 2013, it had collected some 37,179 tonnes.