EBA cooperates with regional state administrations to promote responsible CPP containers management
The recycling of hazardous waste is extremely important for the development of sustainable and environmentally conscious agriculture. With this in mind, the European Business Association appealed to the heads of regional state administrations to disseminate information among local farmers about the EBA pilot project “Agro Varta”.
Thus, the containers from crop protection products are the type of hazardous waste that needs attention. At present, the state needs to increase the volume of collection and ensure proper recycling of such containers, improve logistics routes to optimize the collection process, establish communication between all entities, as well as increase the efficiency of container management.
To this end, the world’s leading CPP producers have united on the platform of the European Business Association and launched a pilot project “Agro Varta”, which aims to introduce a culture of responsible management of the used CPP containers.
As part of the project, we selected companies licensed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine to manage hazardous waste and that meet the environmental and technical requirements for the recycling and disposal of CPPs. These companies provide farmers with the full recycling of containers from CPPs produced by companies participating in the project * (collection, transportation, processing, and disposal – all stages are free of charge).
Applications for the collection and recycling of containers from CPPs are submitted on a special web platform – http://agrovarta.org/.
We hope that the project will gain support from regions to raise awareness of farmers about the possibility of free recycling of used containers to licensed companies. Therefore, on September 30, the EBA held a round table “Responsible management of used containers from CPPs.” Approximately 40 participants took part in the events, including representatives of agricultural holdings, distributors, and farms.
The EBA Agrochemical Committee representatives – Viktor Pogorilyi and Maryna Shymkus shared the story and idea behind Agro Varta. They explained the project’s main goals and objectives, as well as presented the details of the web platform: from how to apply for the collection of containers to why it is convenient for users of CPPs and companies that recycle used containers.
To improve the quality of service, as well as to increase the efficiency of collection and recycling of containers, we initiate the discussion on practical problems that arise for the users, recycling companies and manufacturers or importers of CPPs regarding the used container management.
The Agro Varta project is an alternative to the outdated system of providing services for the collection and processing of empty containers. Ensuring transparent and understandable mechanisms for hazardous waste management in agriculture is an important condition for the proper development of rural areas and the agricultural sector as a whole.
Agro Varta was initiated by the following producers and importers of CPPs: ADAMA UKRAINE LLC, BASF LLC, BAYER LLC, FMC UKRAINE LLC, NUFARM UKRAINE LLC, SUMMIT-AGRO UKRAINE LLC, SYNGENTA LLC, UPL UKRAINE LLC