Chile agchem sector OKs clean-up
Chile's plant protection industry has signed up to the "Clean Production Accord", bringing the country into line with its international treaties. The voluntary Accord, the APL, is a strategy to prevent damage to the environment and public health through the treatment and disposal of obsolete pesticides. It aims to fulfil the country's obligations under international treaties. They include: the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC); the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs); and the Basil Convention, which covers the disposal of and transportation of hazardous waste. The move also seeks to facilitate access to the major export markets of the US and the EU.