ADIVALOR was created in 2001, under the initiative of the French Plant Protection Industry Association (UIPP).
The sector's performance depends largely on the principle of shared responsiblity amongst the private agri-supply companies.
Market players (manufacturers, importers) finance the recovery and treatment of waste, as well as ADIVALOR's operational plans, via a specific eco-tax.
The industrialists involved in the waste management process manufacture the following products:
- Phytopharmaceutical products
- Fertilizers and Soil enhancers
- Seeds and Plants
- Plastic Films
- Dairy farm hygiene products
Today, there are 51 phytopharmaceutical companies who are actively involved in the organization. These companies help finance ADIVALOR's activities and also take full responsiblity in ensuring the safe disposal of waste arising from their products. These companies are the producers of more than 90% of crop protection products commercialized on the French market.
Fertilizers and soil enhancers
The Big Bag waste management scheme was put in place in October 2007, under the initiative of the Fertilization Industry Association (UNIFA) and the French Commercialization of Fertilizers Association (AFCOME). 96 fertilizer and soil enhancer manufacturers work in conjunction with ADIVALOR.
Seeds and plants
On 27th February 2009, ADIVALOR and the Association for the recovery and recycling of Seed packaging (ARES) signed an agreement to begin the handling of potato plant and seed Big Bags.
The Agricultural Plastics Committee (CPA) created the Agricultural Plastic and Environmental Commission, which brought leading European manufacturers of agricultural plastic film together, with an aim of setting up a sustainable management of used agricultural films (FAU). 21 market players, representing 80% of the market (40,000 tonnes in 2009), are involved in the organisation initiatied by the CPA. At present, 70,000 tonnes of used agricultural film must be recycled every year. www.plastiques-agriculture.com
Dairy Farm Hygiene Products
Since 1st January 2010, under the initiative of the French Detergent, Service and Industrial Hygiene Association (AFISE), dairy farm hygiene product manufacturers have committed themselves to financing the management of waste packaging arising from their products.