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  • 2015 Review of the Pesticides Forum

The Pesticides Forum is presently under review by Defra and HSE.  Issues being considered include the Forum's membership and ways of working.  The review outcomes will be published in due course.      

A paper (PF 195) about the review was presented to the Forum at its meeting on 12 April 2016. PF195 


  • June 2015:  Environmental leadership award presented to 'unique partnership' for container redesign. 
A partnership between The Allerton Project, BASF and the Pesticides Forum's Container Management Working Group has won an Environmental Leadership award from the Chemicals Industry Association.  The group collaborated to redesign pesticides containers and make them quicker and safer to recycle, saving energy costs, landfill space and also solving a major waste recycling problem for European agriculture.


Dr Alastair Leake, from GWCT's Allerton Project and Chair of the Pesticides Forum's Container Management Working Group, commended all involved. “We are delighted to have won this award. It is a huge accolade and shows what can be achieved when three entirely separate organisations work collaboratively to drive European-wide change through the agricultural supply industry and in the process reduce carbon emissions and plastic waste. It has been an absolute privilege to work with both BASF and the Pesticide Forum, whose thirst to get this right was a terrific driving force.”


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