The ACRC is a non-profit organization that safely collects and recycles plastic crop protection product, or pesticide containers. Thousands of farmers and applicators nationwide participate in it’s free recycling programs.
The Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide, and Fungicide Act (FIFRA) regulates the crop protection industry and provides EPA with the authority to oversee the sale and use of pesticides.
Harmonization of Pesticide Registration
The United States and Canada are engaged in an effort to harmonize procedures for pesticide registration. This harmonization initiative aims to enable the registration of selected crop protection products in both U.S. and Canadian markets.
Some pesticide producers have participated in pilot programs to facilitate harmonization: one allows individual growers to import certain products into the United States for private use while the other attempts to create one label that meets the regulatory requirements for both countries.
CropLife America's Position
- Harmonization can have a positive impact on growers. Current differences can affect availability and cost of products.
- Product labels issued jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), give growers access to a wider range of products.