Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dow AgroSciences provides innovative technologies for crop protection, pest and vegetation management, seeds, traits, and agricultural biotechnology to serve the world's growing population
ECPA acts as the ambassador of the crop protection industry in Europe and represents the industry's European regional network. ECPA promotes agricultural technology in the context of sustainable development and, in doing so, seeks to build understanding of the industry’s role, contribution’s, and expand informed dialogue about our views, values and beliefs.
U.S. consumers spend about 10% of their income on food, while consumers in other countries, such as France and India, use between 13 – 35% of their income on food.
New Refillable Container and Repackaging Requirements
Important New Requirements Documents
Consistent with this commitment to stewardship, the industry has worked closely with EPA in the development of a Pesticide Container and Containment (PCC) rule. Primary objectives of this rule are facilitating the disposal & recycling of pesticide containers and protecting the environment from potential pesticide releases due to spills & leaks in storage or when refilling/dispensing plant protection products. The requirements of the PCC rule have been phased in since it was finalized in 2006. Industry has participated in; training, the development of certification of retail centers for compliance with storage requirements and working to ensure smooth implementation of the rule so that the objectives are met and regulatory burden is minimized.
The final phase of implementation of the rule goes into effect on August 16th, 2011. After this date, registrants will be required to incorporate new container management language on the labels of products released for shipment. Pesticide users will be required to follow the new container management instructions as soon as they appear on the labels. Additionally, stationary tanks and portable refillable containers will be required to be compliant with the PCC rule. The labels of non-refillable containers will have recycling or reconditioning instructions. Labels (on containers) of refillable containers will have instructions for cleaning the container before it is recycled or disposed of.