Mexican agchem assoc gets national award
The Mexican agrochemical association, the AMIFAC, has won a national award for the recycling of dangerous residues. The Ministry of the Environment the national employers’ confederation, the Coparmex, presented the prize last month for AMIFAC’s empty pesticide container management plan, the PLAMEVAA. The association has set up 30 recycling points in 16 of the 31 Mexican states. It has collected 2,000 tonnes of empty containers in the past ten years. Almost all of the collected containers have been recycled for industrial use that does not come into direct contact with humans. The association gained the award in the category, “making use of and adding value to dangerous residues”.