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Farm World News - - Farm World 2016 -

drumMUSTER and ChemClear are Aus­tralia’s lead­ing ste­ward­ship pro­grams, with 27 mil­lion con­tain­ers re­cy­cled and 523 tonnes of chem­i­cal de­struc­ted since the pro­grams com­menced in the late 90s and early 2000s re­spec­tively.

To en­sure good ste­ward­ship a ma­jor­ity of agvet chem­i­cal man­u­fac­tur­ers have signed up to give their cus­tomers a re­turn path­way for the ap­pro­pri­ate re­cy­cling of con­tain­ers and any resid­ual chem­i­cal. Thou­sands of chem­i­cal users have in turn de­liv­ered their con­tain­ers and ob­so­lete chem­i­cal through the pro­grams for safe en­vi­ron­men­tal re­cy­cling and dis­posal.

Lisa Nixon, Na­tional Pro­gram Man­ager for ChemClear, is happy with the re­sults but says there is still room for im­prove­ment.

There are many chem­i­cal users who have not par­tic­i­pated in the re­cy­cling and dis­posal move­ment, in­stead stock­pil­ing con­tain­ers and chem­i­cal or, in iso­lated cases, dis­pos­ing of them il­le­gally.

With the con­tin­ued de­mand for agvet chem­i­cal in the mar­ket, our pro­grams re­main an im­por­tant dis­posal choice. Some­times it just takes a lit­tle longer for ev­ery­one to get on board, and new par­tic­i­pants are al­ways wel­come.

drumMUSTER has had on­go­ing suc­cess, con­sis­tently col­lect­ing ap­prox. 2 mil­lion drums an­nu­ally over the past seven years.

ChemClear is col­lect­ing through West­ern Aus­tralia in June. You can regis­ter for the ser­vice on 1800 008 182 or visit drumMUSTER has over eight hun­dred per­ma­nent col­lec­tion lo­ca­tions across Aus­tralia.

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