Don’t miss this chance to rid your property of DDT!
Sent to LandWISE subscribers on behalf of 3R
We’re urging farmers and other users of agrichemicals and pesticides to check their sheds and chemical stores for DDT or other banned pesticides as The Great DDT Muster does a final sweep of the country.
The Great DDT Muster is a nationwide campaign for the collection and disposal of Persistent Organic Pollutants, referred to as POPs.
We’ve been running the Muster for two years now and have collected around 10,000 kg of chemicals, but we believe there are still more POPs out there.
These include DDT, Lindane, Dieldrin, Chlordane, Aldrin and other pesticides which were in widespread use in rural New Zealand in the 1940s to 1970s.
While POPs haven’t been sold or used in NZ for many years due to known harmful impacts on health and the environment, some properties still have POPs stored, either not knowing what they are, what to do with them, or being unwilling to pay for collection.
The Great DDT Muster is your best, and possibly last chance, to get rid of these pesticides for free.
Bookings close 31 October 2017
1) BOOK ONLINE
You can also call 0508 374 768 for more information.
Even if you are unsure what your chemicals are, it’s safer to give us a call than to do nothing!
Please return booking forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or 3R Group, PO Box 1216, Hastings 4156. Please note, online bookings are done through 3R Group’s ChemCollect service.
How does the Muster work?
Bookings and collections are managed by 3R Group Ltd, programme manager for the Muster. Bookings made are strictly confidential and individual booking information will not be shared with third parties.
We need to receive your booking before the end of October 2017. We will then be in touch to confirm details. Other chemical types can be booked at the same time but these may be subject to collection fees. Applicable fees will be quoted prior to any collection activity. Collections will be carried out during November and December 2017.
The Great DDT Muster has received financial support from the Waste Minimisation Fund, which is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.
So, what are POPs?
POPs are chemicals that persist in the environment and are known to cause adverse effects to health. They are bio-accumulative, building up in the tissue of living things, and can be passed between species through the food chain or from mother to baby.
Among other effects, POPs have been identified as hormone disruptors which can alter normal function of endocrine and reproductive systems in humans and wildlife. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes have been linked to POPs. Exposure to POPs during pregnancy has been linked to developmental defects in the resulting offspring.
It is illegal to use, store or discharge POPs into the environment, so this is a great chance for you to dispose of POPs safely and for free!
If you’d like to know more, visit www.thegreatddtmuster.co.nz for full details of the project.