US agchem container recycling up 8%
The collection and recycling of pesticide containers in the US rose by 8% to a record 9.9 million lbs (4.5 tonnes) in 2014, the fifth consecutive year in which collections exceeded 8 million lbs. The programme is administered by the industry-funded Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC). Since 1993, over 153 million lbs of pesticide containers have been recycled through the scheme. The ACRC aims to collect around 10.5 million lbs of containers this year.