How did we do in 2014?

83% of Used Phytosanitary Product Packaging has been collected

The 2014 campaign saw the confirmation of the industrialists, suppliers, cooperatives and traders’ ever growing commitment to the responsible management of end-of-life phytosanitary products.
98% put onto the market included an 'eco-fee' for the recovery of used plastics.
1,200 businesses were subsidised by ADIVALOR for partnering collectors for the collection of used packaging.
The rate of collection in 2014 rose to 83%, adhering to the scheme’s roadmap and the public power and shareholders’ expectations, which were aiming for 75%.
The collection of plastic containers had the highest rate at 90%, whilst the recovery of boxes and sacks was only 35%.
Thanks to a significant improvement in hygiene standards, 2 out of 3 containers were recycled under strict controlled conditions. In 2012, the rate was only 1 in 2.

10,700 tonnes of obsolete pesticide stocks eliminated over 13 years

Thanks to the efforts of ADIVALOR’s partners, suppliers, the Chambers of Agriculture, the support of water supply agencies, the Social Agricultural Mutuality and collection points within the domain, collections of obsolete pesticide stocks (free for the provider) have been initiated in more than 70 counties in France between 2001 and 2008. Between these dates, 9,500 tonnes of obsolete stocks have been collected within the elimination programme. According to the studies led by ADIVALOR, residual stocks henceforth make up less than 10% of farming.
Between 2013 and 2014, 220 tonnes of obsolete pesticide stocks were eliminated.

The amount collected is on a constant decrease, confirming that residual stocks are weakening. Management of small quantities has been implemented since 2009 on the whole domain without public help: financial participation is asked for from product holders who do not carry the ADIVALOR logo.
This organisation therefore responds to new regulatory demands fixed in 2010 by the Grenelle II law.


PPNU rate of collection diagram

82% of Big Bags were collected and recycled


In 2007, with the initiative of the Union of Fertilizer Industries (UNIFA), 150 manufacturers, packers and importers as well as 1200 suppliers committed to a national collection scheme, managed by ADIVALOR, with the support of the French National Union of Farmers (FNSEA) and the Chambers of Agriculture.

During the 2013 to 2014 campaign, 6,700 tonnes of Big Bags were collected, raising the collection rate to 82%. Progression in this sector continues: a survey conducted among farmers indicates that 15% of farmers in the South East dispose of packaging in recycling centres and 15% from the North West burn them.

100% of all Big Bags collected are recycled. The recycled plastic is used as a primary raw material in the manufacturing of building elements in construction. Today in France, ADIVALOR is the only scheme set up to recover Big Bags.

Big bags image

Grain and Seed Packaging - 18% of paper bags collected

In 2009, the cereal and grain, flax and hemp sections of the National Interprofessional Group for Seeds (GNIS) created an Association for the Recovery and Recycling of Seed Packaging (ARES). This is an association which manages the financial eco contribution from businesses that put certified seeds and plants on the market.
In 2014, this programme was developed throughout the entire domain.
538 tonnes have been collected, which is an increase of more than 100% from the previous campaign (251 tonnes).
For every tonne of paper recycled, we economise:
-    1,41 tonnes of wood
-    48,2m³ of water
-    10,25 MWh of energy

Examples of seed and grain bags

 

 

 

71% of used plastic film collected

In 2009, the Agricultural Plastics Committee (CPA) created the Agriculture Plastic and Environment Committee (APE) uniting European leaders for agri-plastic film with the objective of participating in the sustainable management of used agricultural film.
The annual stream of used agricultural film is estimated at more than 70,000 tonnes.
The 2013-2014 campaign marked an increase in the collection programme:
-    Of more than 5,000 tonnes of collected used plastic film
-    Progression of 7 points on the rate of collection which raises it to 71%.

99% of used agriplastic film is recycled and are most often used to manufacture other plastic film with a number of different uses: refuse bags, canvas sheets etc. Only the most soiled or contaminated film is sent to landfill.
This programme gains support from Ademe (French Environment and Energy Management Agency), which decided on the 7th October 2009 to agree to help the CPA and APE in the implementation of the recovery scheme for used agriplastics film. The total support is €2.8m over five years, aiding collection operators including suppliers to gain a marked increase in the collection rate.

55% of empty containers collected from dairy farming hygiene products

In April 2010 the dairy farming industry launched a collected scheme, put into place by ADIVALOR. This initiative is supported by the CNIEL (French National Centre for Dairy Farming) with the participation of the French Association for Cleaning Industries, the French National Federation for Dairy Cooperatives, the French National Federation for the Dairy Industry and the National Federation for Milk Producers.
The programme concerns 80,000 dairy farmers who generate an annual waste stream of 1,300 tonnes of used packaging including: cleaning and disinfection products as well as hygiene products for the udder. Since the launch of the scheme, 95% of manufacturers and suppliers have adhered to this measure. 
The collection rate is on a constant rise:
-    Increase of 7 points from the previous campaign
-    725 tonnes of empty containers have been collected and recovered

Graph showing increase in collection rate for dairy farming waste

17% of bale twine and net wrapping collected

On the 8th January 2013, the CPA and ADIVALOR signed an agreement formalising the launch of the national collection and recovery scheme for used bale twine and net wrapping. The first collections started on the 1st April 2013.
From October 2013 to September 2014, 4,329 tonnes were collected. The programme should be witnessing substantial development in 2015, with involvement from agents dealing with agricultural machinery (new partners for ADIVALOR).
The bale twine is recycled for the manufacturing of plastic mechanical parts such as pipeline connectors and parts for building or car construction.
Here ADIVALOR is developing a research programme for the recycling of net wrapping which did not exist until now.

Examples of bale twine and net wrapping

 



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