a voluntary approach

ADIVALOR, an environmental NPO at the heart of the agricultural industry

As part of their obligation to sustainable agriculture manufacturers, distributors and farmers have committed themselves to ensuring the safe disposal of waste arising from crop protection products.

ADIVALOR (Agriculteurs Distributeurs Industriels pour la Valorisation des déchets agricoles) was created in 2001 under the initiative of the UIPP* and the active participation of distributors, cooperatives, agricultural wholesalers, farmers via trade unions, the FNSEA and the French Chambers of Agriculture.

A voluntary initiative

Its aim was to establish a voluntary collection and recovery scheme for crop protection products at the end of their life cycle: used packaging (phytopharmaceutical products, fertilizers and soil enhancers, seeds and plants, dairy farm hygiene products), unusable phytopharmaceutical products and used plastic films.

This initiative stands alone as the only packaging waste management scheme in France, undertaken on a voluntary basis and depends on the committment of 240 industrialists or contributing importers, 1,000 participating distributors, 230,000 farmers and the support of the Departments of Agriculture, Ecology and Sustainable Development. The organizations representing the Plant Protection Industry Association (UIPP, UPJ), the cooperative federations (Coop de France, InVivo), the agricultural traders/wholesalers (FNA) and the farmers (APCA, FNSEA), are the founding members of ADIVALOR.

(*) Via its subsidiary COVADA, the UIPP: l’Union des Industries de la Protection des Plantes (French Pesticide Industry Association) is the main shareholder of ADIVALOR. It is a professional association whose 21 members represent about 90% of the turnover on the French market of crop protection products.

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