Agchem container recycling up 8% across Lat America
CropLife Latin America’s network of 18 national associations increased the recycling and collection of empty pesticide containers by some 8.4% in 2014. The activity amounted to the collection of 54,288 tonnes of such containers last year, up on just over 50,000 tonnes the previous year. The work was administered by the CuidAgro and CampoLimpio programmes. The former runs the region’s safe use initiative and included the training of over 200,000 people largely in the field, CropLife Latin America says. The latter included a programme investment of $34 million. CampLimpio Peru and CampoLimpio Uruguay have recently become the sixth and seventh associations to make up CropLife’s CampoLimpio programme.