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Packaging Material Recovery for Agriculture (PAckMIttel-Rücknahme Agrar): PAMIRA® is the recovery system for plant protection product and liquid fertiliser packaging in Germany. Our system enables farmers, horticulturists, nurseries and other professionals to disposal their empty and rinsed packaging free of charge. 

In cooperation with the trade, packaging is taken back safely and sustainably at almost 400 collection points across Germany on specified dates with the help of trained inspection staff – and then passed on to our recycling partners. More than 90 per cent of the packaging recovered today finds a second life as recycled plastic products for the European cable protection industry. 

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PAMIRA® collects 40 tons of pheromone dispensers in 2022 recovery campaign

Thanks to the collection and return commitment of the winegrowers, a higher volume of returns was achieved.

Packaging Material Recovery for Agriculture (PAckMIttel-Rücknahme Agrar): PAMIRA® is the recovery system for crop protection products and liquid fertiliser packaging in Germany operated by RIGK. Following the great success of initial test-based special recovery campaigns for pheromone dispensers in 2020, PAMIRA® conducted regular collection campaigns in 2021 and 2022.

In the recently ended 2022 campaign, around 40 tons of pheromone dispensers were recoverd and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner on 16 different collection dates. The dispensers are 100% recycled mechanically and thus remain 100% in the feedstock cycle. Compared with 25 tons in 2021, the return quantity has been significantly increased this year to around 40 tons. Thus, by recycling the pheromone dispensers via PAMIRA®, the winegrowers are once again increasing active environmental protection in the viticulture. In discussions with winegrowers and employees of the collection points, the response was very positive. Both the offer of the collection and the organization were convincing.

The pheromone dispensers protect the vines from the grape berry moth. These are small moths that cause great damage in the vineyard. The trick: the attractants confuse the male grape berry moths so that they can no longer find their way to the females and mate. So it is an environmentally friendly way of controlling pests. But it still remains the problem of empty pheromone dispensers in the vineyard. The solution: the winegrowers hang out the pheromone dispensers in the spring after pruning and bring them to PAMIRA® collection points during special collection dates, which have been set up exclusively for the collection of pheromone dispensers. The return of these is possible at all PAMIRA® collection points during the collection campaign and free of charge for the winegrower.

PAMIRA® is a registered trademark of Industrieverband Agrar e.V.(IVA), the agricultural industry association. In this context RIGK is responsible for carrying out the collections and recycling the collected packaging. (®= registered trademark of the Industrieverband Agrar e.V.)

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Together for the environment: PAMIRA® trademark users

As PAMIRA® trademark users, more than over 100 manufacturers and fillers of pesticides and liquid fertilisers enable the safe and environmentally friendly return and recycling of packaging throughout Germany. Together with users and collection points, you are helping to protect the environment!

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Here’s what our users are saying

Johann Simeth

BayWa Loiching AG Operations Manager and part-time farmer

“PAMIRA® is important to me because it regulates the disposal of empty plant protection product packaging in a practical way. The containers are empty, cleaned and collected at the farm all year round. Then they are dropped off at the most convenient collection point once a year. These collection points can be located from anywhere on all the websites and at the warehouses. The PAMIRA® recovery system is really very good and the staff are helpful and friendly.”

Jürgen Schubert

Department Head for Environment / Safety BAT Agrar GmbH & Co. KG

<p>“It was many years ago, but I’ll never forget when I had the unpleasant task of describing to a trade audience how much trouble manufacturers and dealers would be in with the legislator if it weren’t for PAMIRA®, our industry concept. What with the practical solutions it offers for the agricultural sector, the way it saves costs by dividing the labour between manufacturers, dealers and the system operator RIGK, and above all the huge success it has enjoyed since the first collection, all of the listeners were convinced that if we didn't have PAMIRA®, it would have to be invented right away!”</p>

Volker Decker

Owner, Weinerlebnis Sommerhausen winery

“We need PAMIRA® to properly dispose of all our plant protection product containers. The system has always worked without any issues and to our greatest satisfaction.”