News Alert: EPA is Moving Forward with the Pesticide Container Recycling Rule

EPA is moving forward to propose regulations that once finalized, would
require registrants of agricultural and professional specialty
pesticides to recycle plastic pesticide containers.

After careful deliberation and consideration of all possible options,
the Agency is moving forward expeditiously with a proposed pesticide
container recycling rule. Given the extensive time necessary for the
rulemaking process, EPA is following an aggressive schedule that allows
publishing the proposed regulations by the fall of 2008. The Agency will
provide the public a 60-day comment period on the proposed rule.

Pesticide container recycling will be one of the featured topics at
TPSA’s upcoming Annual Conference, including three sessions on Tuesday,
February 26th that will cover a range of container recycling issues.
The TPSA conference will include an update on EPA’s recycling rule;
presentations on pesticide container recycling programs in North
Carolina, the Eastern United States, and internationally; and technical
information and interactive discussions about maximizing pesticide
container collection logistics as well as granulating and baling
pesticide containers.