Post-consumer programs, key to the environment and human health
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Thus, as part of a strategy called "cleaner production", since 2008 the Corporation has been advancing the signing of agreements for the post-consumption, as in the case of inter-institutional cooperation between the ICA Secretariat Health Tolima, Fedearroz, Agroz SA, User Associations Irrigation Districts and / or regulated currents, Bioentorno Foundation, Corporation Campo Limpio, which aims to carry out actions to promote the implementation of methods for the disposal and / or elimination packaging, packing and packaging of pesticides.
Through this agreement, in the past seven years it has been achieved not only the collection of these containers that were previously used by farmers as containers for human consumption, but also joint operations in order to prevent and avoid the marketing and / or reuse of packaging, packaging and packaging, training regarding the proper handling of chemicals and disposal of packaging and proper support and assistance to operators in different activities: operational, training, collection campaigns, health brigades.
Given that environmental involvement and human health from improper disposal of batteries and lack of knowledge of the community to this problem, in July 2014 Cortolima signed a loan agreement with the company SAS Tronex with the aim of gradually adopting the integrated management (collection, transportation and proper disposal) batteries and used batteries generated in the area of jurisdiction of the corporation.
This agreement promises to deliver Tronex for Cortolima, by way of loan or loan use six containers with a capacity of 30 kg each, during the execution of this agreement have made two deliveries to "Collect" program, the first to be held in December 2014 surrendering 36 kg of used batteries, the second installment took the month of May 2015 in which 23.95 kg was collected for a total of 60 kg of used batteries representing hazardous waste and they were given a proper disposal.
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In Colombia in accordance with Decree 4741 of 2005, solid waste that are classified as dangerous and most common are:
* Clinical wastes from medical care in hospitals, medical centers and clinics.
* Waste of medicines and pharmaceuticals.
* Wastes from the manufacture, formulation and use of chemicals to preserve wood.
* Wastes from production, formulation and use of organic solvents.
* Waste mixtures, emulsions of oil and water or oil and water.
* Wastes from production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, varnishes.
* Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues and adhesives.
* Wastes from production; preparation and use of chemicals and materials for photographic purposes.
One of the solid wastes are classified as hazardous in the country and are part of most Colombian homes are overdue or used drugs, thereby to progressively achieve comprehensive management (collection, transportation and proper disposal) of expired medicines, partially consumed or exposed to inappropriate temperatures, Cortolima and the corporation Punto Azul signed a loan agreement in January 2015, where the latter corporation is committed to delivering for maximum environmental organization, on loan of use or a loan (1) 30 kg container for disposal thereof.
In the latter convention it was held on May 16 socialization and dissemination of the campaign to collect overdue, damaged or used drugs, the 24th of that month the first harvest season is ahead.