The following section contains material based on simple graphic images and easily translatable text advising pesticide users on how to avoid waste problems and on what actions they should take to deal with the problem when it arises. It also includes clear advice on actions that should not be taken by pesticide users when dealing with pesticide waste. This material can be photocopied or duplicated in any way that is convenient for distribution to farmers and other pesticide users. It can also be adapted to suit the needs of local communities.
1. Only buy and use pesticides if you must.
Ask advice about pest management
2a. No damaged/repackaged containers or missing labels.
Buy original whole undamaged product
2b. No decanting pesticides into other containers
2c. No decanting pesticides into other containers
3. Only buy as much pesticide as you need
4a. Store pesticides securely
4b. Do not store pesticides next to/near food
4c. No eating food near pesticides
4d. Children should not be allowed to play with or have any contact with pesticides
5. Read label and follow directions
6. Return unused/unknown products to supplier
7a. No water in empty containers
7b. No fuel in empty containers
7c. No food in empty containers
8a. No burying
8b. No burning