Reverse logistics Term of Commitment
In 2018, inpEV renewed the Term of Commitment for the reverse logistics of empty crop protection packaging in the State of São Paulo, together with ANDAV (National Association of Veterinary and Agricultural Input Distributors) and the Government of São Paulo. The celebration of this addendum represents the commitment the sector has together with the government to continue developing the Campo Limpo System.
This term reinforces the importance of the reverse logistics program in the field to provide more sustainable agriculture and gives the proper importance and relevance to the commitments and responsibilities of each link of the productive chain, which is one of the aspects that allowed the success of the Campo Limpo System.
Besides the reverse logistics Term of Commitment celebrated with the state of São Paulo, inpEV has also endorsed two other similar terms with the states of Paraná and Ceará.
ABRAMPA - Associação Brasileira dos Membros do Ministério Público do Meio Ambiente (Brazilian Association of the Members of the Environmental State Prosecutor’s Office) Seminar
The Campo Limpo System was the topic of one panel at the “State Prosecutor’s Office and solid waste management and reverse logistics” seminar, promoted in September,2018 by the Brazilian Association of the Members of the Environmental State Prosecutor’s Office (ABRAMPA) in São Paulo. This event occurred in the eighth year in which Law nr. 12.305/2010, which defines the National Policy on Solid Waste, has been in effect and focused on debating the topic and discussing means to implement it.
Besides this seminar in São Paulo, inpEV also participated in the 18th Brazilian Congress of the Environmental State Prosecutor’s Office in April in Porto Alegre.
At both occasions, inpEV shared the Campo Limpo System experience as an example of solid waste management and circular economy, which help keep Brazil as a global reference in the reverse logistics of empty crop protection packaging by engaging all links of the agricultural productive chain.
Update of ABNT NBR 9843
ABNT NBR 9843 is the Brazilian technical standard that deals with the proper storage of crop protection products and the like with the purpose of preserving product quality and avoiding accidents. Organized into four parts, each one focuses on one specific aspect: 1) industry and large distribution centers; 2) resellers; 3) farmers; and 4) laboratories.
In 2018, by ceasing the opportunity created by the standard revision, inpEV suggested to the ABNT Work Group to add a fifth item specifically related to storing the empty packaging or that containing post-consumption leftovers, at receiving stations and outposts. This suggestion was submitted to the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT - Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas) and is expected to be submitted to public hearing early in 2019.