Banned pesticides must be disposed of

Campaigners urge growers to check chemical approvals and get rid of any unapproved products

Pesticide users are running out of time to dispose of unapproved products. The Obsolete Pesticide Disposal Campaign, to help growers get rid of pesticides safely, ends on 31 March. Crop Protection Association voluntary initiatives manager Patrick Goldsworthy said: “Now is an ideal time of year for everyone to check their pesticide approvals.” Bayer Environmental Science is also promoting the campaign to tell those who use pesticides of the law on unapproved products. Marketing manager John Hall said: “It is important to act immediately, to check your chemical store for obsolete products and to arrange for the correct disposal of any unapproved pesticides.” The OPDC provides amenity and horticultural managers with opportunities to dispose of chemicals. Voluntary Initiative amenity manager Bob Joice said: “With more products losing their approval every year under the EU, it’s all too easy for managers to inadvertently fall foul of the law.” - See or www.pesticides. for approved products.

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