The government of the province of La Pampa canceled the ban on the marketing of agrochemicals, which had been in force for two weeks. The decision was taken after they accused the Campo Limpio Foundation, responsible for the reverse logistics of empty containers, of not carrying out Temporary Storage Centers (CAT).
The Undersecretary of Environment of the province of La Pampa declared the termination of the prohibition on understanding that the waste is in a position to be assimilated by a system that guarantees its treatment and proper disposal.
Agricultural producers were concerned that there was no time to control the pests because they could not acquire phytosanitary products.
Meanwhile, the Campo Limpio Foundation released a statement in which it indicated that two Transitory Storage Centers were developed in La Pampa and itinerant empty container reception campaigns were coordinated.
“Campo Limpio, jointly with the Undersecretary of Environment of the province of La Pampa, in charge of the Undersecretary Fabián Tittarelli, completed the construction of two of the three Transitory Storage Centers committed to the provincial government in the localities of Colonia Barón and Alta Italia. This allows the implementation of the Integrated Management System for Empty Phytosanitary Containers in the province of La Pampa, regulated by Law 27,279 of minimum environmental protection budgets for the management of empty phytosanitary containers. The third Storage Center, the result of Campo Limpio’s commitment to the provincial authorities, is located in the City of Macachin,” the Foundation said.
On the other hand, Campo Limpio launched a contingency plan: An operation for the removal of containers that are abandoned in landfills. The destination of the containers in this case will be the Pelco Group’s hazardous waste treatment plant, located in Puerto Gral, San Martin, Santa Fe.
Campo Limpio has already implemented seven CATs in the Province of Buenos Aires and plans to enable two more in the province of Corrientes and five in Salta. “Our challenge is to include the entire agricultural community to promote a change of habit among the people about caring for the environment and developing a comprehensive system of recovery of empty phytosanitary containers that covers the entire country,” concluded the Foundation.