The structure of the Campo Limpo System is key to ensure its proper performance. In 2018, the System ended the year with 110 central stations and 301 outposts (in 2017, there were 111 central stations and 298 outposts). This year, inpEV kept the 6 central stations it already managed during the previous year: Taubaté – SP, Unaí – MG, Uruçuí – PI, Alto Parnaíba – MA, Boa Vista do Incra – RS and Rondonópolis – MT.
Receipt of post-consumption leftovers
Packaging containing post-consumption leftovers refer to any crop protection product leftovers, manufactured and sold in Brazil on a regular basis and registered at the competent agencies, that are in possession of farmers with an expired validity date or that have suffered damage, thus making their use impossible. Receipt of this type of material is different from receiving empty packages and requires specific care.
Since 2015, the Campo Limpo System has implemented physical changes to its units in order to receive this type of material, including the definition of a specific space for its storage, in accordance with the provisions of Conama Resolution nr. 465/14. Units not managed by inpEV receive instructions from the Institute during the entire adaptation process regarding infrastructure changes as well as licensing and operational procedures.
InpEV’s goal for 2018 was for all central stations of the Campo Limpo System to be prepared to receive post-consumption leftovers, but this was not achieved due to difficulties in obtaining licenses and executing the necessary works or starting the operations. Therefore, the System ended the year with 103 central stations and 101 outposts ready for this kind of receipt. Throughout the year, 99.8 tons of post-consumption leftovers were disposed.
Legal authorities rely on inpEV’s support regarding specific actions for the final disposal of improper and/or obsolete crop protection products (these are defined as products prohibited by law since 1985 in the national territory, according to Ordinance Nr. 329 of the Ministry of Agriculture). In 2018, 16 tons of improper and obsolete products were disposed during specific actions with the government; since 2005, more than 880 tons have undergone the same process in partnership with states. Receiving units are not used in these operations.