24 October 2017
Agsafe was established to deliver the industry’s flagship stewardship programs. These are the Agsafe Accreditation and Training program, the drumMUSTER and ChemClear® programs.
Responsible product advice and safe storage and handling from Agsafe Accreditation and Training
Eligible container recycling through drumMUSTER
Disposal of chemicals with ChemClear®
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Agsafe Accreditation and Training is a co-regulatory scheme that ensures all premises and personnel involved in the transportation, storage, distribution and sale of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, such as distributor’s outlets and manufacturers’ warehouses, comply with the many federal and state laws and regulations that apply to them.
The program is designed to ensure there is stewardship awareness and regulatory compliance along the supply chain.
drumMUSTER collects eligible empty and clean agricultural chemical containers from participating manufacturers for recycling, providing an important tool to ensure containers are not stored on-farm, sent to landfill, buried or burnt.
Recently drumMUSTER reached an important milestone collecting its 30 millionth drum since the program was established in 1999. This means that over 35,000 tonnes of material has been recycled into re-usable products such as wheelie bins, road signs, fence posts and bollards.
ChemClear® is the national program dedicated to collecting and safely disposing of obsolete agricultural chemicals from participating chemical manufacturers.
The program has collected over 662 tonnes of banned, unwanted and stock-piled products from farmers and waste holders since its launch in 2003.
About 98 per cent of chemicals collected by ChemClear® are used as an alternative fuel source in the manufacturing of cement. Most of the material is destroyed in kilns which reach temperatures in excess of 1,800°C.