ACRC Is Celebrating 30 Years of Product Stewardship in 2022
The ACRC is fully funded by our member companies and affiliates that formulate, produce, package, and distribute crop protection and other pesticide products.
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Implemented in 1992, this 1st in the nation industry stewardship program will celebrate its 30th year in 2022! The recycling of 226,000,000 lbs. of Ag Chemical containers has resulted in:
Saved more than 1,135,000 cubic yards of landfill space
Reduction of 99,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
Energy savings equal to 47,600,000 gallons of gasoline
The equivalent of 63,700 households’ annual energy consumption
The Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC), a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) trade association, was incorporated on February 3, 1992, originally with the name Agricultural Container Research Council. It was formed with the primary goal being to promote the interests of manufacturers, formulators or packagers of various agricultural chemical products distributed in containers, by conducting research regarding potentially acceptable uses of recycled container plastic and developing and supporting a collection and recycling program for empty, properly-rinsed agricultural chemical containers. The founding members of ACRC were:
- Monsanto Agricultural Company
- American Cyanamid Company
- ICI Agricultural Products
- Rhone-Poulenc AG Company
- Sandoz Crop Protection Corporation
- DuPont Agricultural Products
- FMC Corporation
- Rohm and Haas Company
- CIBA-GEIGY Corporation
- United Agri Products
While the Council’s original scope of containers was crop protection, micronutrient, fertilizer and adjuvant products, the scope has since been broadened to include all agricultural chemicals, including animal health, specialty pest control and biologicals. The Council is currently comprised of 34 regular member companies and 17 affiliate member companies.