Waste Pesticides

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50,000 tonnes of obsolete pesticides are stockpiled throughout Africa, many in rotting, rusting containers or bags that were stored or discarded up to 40 years ago. Tens of thousands of tonnes of soils have also been contaminated by toxic chemicals, including persistent organic pollutants (POPs) banned internationally by the Stockholm POPs Convention. As these chemicals spill and leach from their containers, they threaten rural and urban populations and contribute to land, air and water degradation, affecting some of the poorest communities across the continent.

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Home and Garden Pesticide Disposal E-mail

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A vast array of home and garden pesticides is on the market in the UK offering quick relief from a range of potential pests.  The efficacy of these chemicals depends on the fact they are toxic. They have nevertheless become widely used by the general public.

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Africa Stockpiles Programme E-mail

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Since 2000, PAN UK and WWF have campaigned for an Africa-wide removal and prevention programme for obsolete pesticides.

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Preventing obsolete pesticides E-mail

PAN UK want to see the stockpiles cleared – but more importantly, we want to see the causes addressed and removed, so stockpiles are not just cleared to make space for new ones.

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ASP NGO Manual E-mail
 
The ASP NGO manual has been written by PAN UK, in conjunction with all ASP partners, to provide information and resources to NGOs about obsolete pesticides and the ASP.
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