Brazil founds agrochemical recycling company
More than 30 agrochemical companies in Brazil have founded a pesticide container recycling company, Campo Limpio Reciclagem e Transformacao de Plasticos. It opened for business this month. Bayer CropScience, BASF, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont are among the participants, the pesticide container disposal organisation, the InpEV, says. The company has an initial investment of R$8 million ($4.7 million) and will have the capacity to process 4,500 tonnes of plastic a year for disposal or recycling. A recycling plant will start operations within a year. A further R$20 million ($11.7 million) will be invested in the company by 2011.