Wherever pesticides are used, empty containers are generated.
Obviously, no country can eliminate the problem of used pesticide containers in a single, or even a series, of disposal operations. It's an ongoing problem; one that poses a serious threat to the environment and public health.
In many developing countries, empty pesticide containers are highly valued property. Even though it is usually impossible to remove all traces of toxic chemicals from pesticide containers, people often use them for storing fuel or even food and water.
This is clearly an unsafe practice that must be discouraged.