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PAMIRA®: Get ahead of the pack.

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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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NAP annual report 2023

The National Action Plan on the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (NAP) is an plan of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Its aim is to reduce the risks and effects on human health and the environment that can be associated with the use of authorised plant protection products. In particular, dependence on plant protection products is to be reduced by taking into account the principles of integrated plant protection and the use of non-chemical plant protection methods. The NAP is an important component of the implementation of the Plant Health Framework Directive 2009/128/EC in Germany.

The "Annual Report 2023" brochure contains brief reports on the current status of implementation of selected measures under the NAP.

A key aspect of implementation involves the effective management of packaging and residual quantities, supported by established take-back and disposal systems such as PAMIRA® and the PRE-SYSTEM. These systems collaborate closely with partners and agricultural enterprises to promote environmentally sound disposal of used plant protection products. The report provides detailed information on both systems on pages 59 to 61.


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

“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!”

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.”