German container collection at 67% in 2010
Some 2,400 tonnes of empty pesticide containers were recycled in Germany in 2010, reports the German agrochemical industry association, the IVA. That represented around 67% of total containers collected under the association’s container collection scheme, the PAMIRA. At least 60% of the recalled plastic containers went in for mechanical recycling. In 2009, the 2,400 tonnes of empty containers collected represented some 75% of the total ( Agrow No 593, p 13). The IVA says that the new collection season starts in May and collection dates and locations are available on www.pamira.de.