4 April 2022
The CropLife international network is leading the safe and responsible management of used pesticide containers. Since 2005, container recycling and management programs have been established in 60 countries. The network has diverted 1,052,500 tonnes of plastic from landfill.
The nationally and globally recognised container management program in Australia is drumMUSTER, led by CropLife Australia’s wholly-owned subsidiary Agsafe. It started in 1998 with one drop-off location and now drumMUSTER has over 800 collection sites nationwide. Collected containers are processed in Australia and recycled into products which include wheelie bins, road signs, fence posts and bollards.
The program drumMUSTER has collected and disposed of more than 39 million plastic containers weighing 43,043 tonnes. 100% of the plastic collected has been recycled.
In 2020 the container management program lead by CropLife South Africa collected 4,450 tonnes of plastic, which is 76% of all the plastic containers placed on the market. 100% of the plastic collected was recycled.
In 2020 the container management program CLEANFARMS INC. collected more than 5.5 million plastic containers. Over 95% of the plastic collected was recycled.
In 2020 the French program ADIVALOR collected 85,000 tonnes of plastic used in agriculture. Up to 90% of the plastic collected was recycled.
The container management program CAMP LIMPIO has collected 544,078 tonnes of empty packages since 2002. In 2020 44,153 tonnes were collected and over 98% of the plastic collected was recycled.
1,052,500 tonnes of plastic diverted from landfill.