The Pena Group supports environmental organizations who undertake the recovery of plant health products. The latter are included in the category of hazardous wastes, and their recovery (collection, transport, etc.) is therefore subject to strict regulations.
Whether in liquid, powdered or granulated form, plant health products are chemical products which are intended to preserve or protect crops against parasites or pathogens (insects, fungi, etc.). Unused products and their associated packaging constitute hazardous wastes, and the majority are particularly harmful to health and the environment: insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, weed killers, pest control agents, miticides, etc.
Whether in the case of unused plant health products, i.e. out-of-date or prohibited products, or empty plant health product packaging – contaminated packaging or packaging containing pesticide residues – the disposal of waste pesticides and their packaging in the natural environment, or the burning thereof in the open air, is formally prohibited.