CropLife Ghana initiated a pilot pesticide container collection & management program in 2010 in the Ejura Sekyeredumase District of the Ashanti Region. After 2 years, over 150MT of empty pesticide bottles were collected and transported to the CropLife Ghana Temporary Storage Facility (TSF) in Pokuase, Accra, for processing and recycling into pavement blocks by Cyclus Limited in the Central Region.
Wynca Sunshine Agric, since 2015 has signed an MoU with CropLife Ghana to collect-back their 3 weedicide brands for a token fee of Ghc0.10/container for processing and recycling into their own pesticide caps. The collaboration with Wynca Sunshine is ongoing and expected to increase the empty pesticide collection to about 50MT in 2017.
More CropLife Ghana member companies have shown great interest in this program by encouraging their clients to return their containers for processing and recycling into non-domestic products such as underground pipes for cable wires, rubbish bags, fence posts.
This is part of the stewardship activity of CropLife Ghana to make sure farming communities are clean and not contaminated with empty pesticide containers.
|CLAME Official Les Hillowitz visit to CLG-EZOV ES Container Processing site at Pokuase|
|F. Boampong, Prog. Mgr of CLG during launching of Wynca Sunshine container collection scheme in Kumasi|
|One of 20 CLG container collection bins at Ejura for Pilot container collection scheme|