Guidelines for the management of small quantities of unwanted and obsolete pesticides

 

 


FAO PESTICIDE DISPOSAL SERIES 7

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 1999

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Table of Contents


Foreword

Chapter 1
Introduction

What are pesticides?
The problem
The solutions

Chapter 2
Identifying the problem

What causes the problem?

Chapter 3
Solution options

Roles of national and local authorities
Roles of suppliers
Roles of users

Chapter 4
Solving existing problems

Reuse
Inappropriate disposal practices
Appropriate disposal practices

Annex 1
Reproducible advice to farmers and other pesticide users

Annex 2
References and further information