What does SCAPA stand for? – source http://www.rigk.ro

SCAPA is the acronym for The Pesticide Packaging Pick-up System (Sistemul de Colectare a Ambalajelor de Pesticide, in Romanian) of AIPROM – a mechanism of collection, transport and recovery of the waste from plastic, paper and metal packaging of crop protection products (CPP) imported or manufactured in Romania by AIPROM members or the companies participating in the system. In 2007, AIPROM – The Romanian Crop Protection Industry Association, an association joined by the most important PP manufacturers and distributors in Romania – initiated SCAPA’s pilot program, which started to be implemented nationally in 2008.

Today, SCAPA is carried out in collaboration with and under the patronage of AIPROM, receiving full financial support from AIPROM members and companies participating in the system. Packages are taken over through RIGK Romania operator, who supplies the packaging inspection, transportation and recovery services, with the significant involvement of the distributor companies selected as Pick-up Centers.

What does SCAPA collect?

The waste collected within the system comes from the CPP packaging of the companies participating in SCAPA. The types of materials collected via the SCAPA program are: plastic, metal and paper.

The following types of waste are picked up via the “SCAPA de ambalaje!” (Get Rid of Packaging!) campaigns:
• plastic cans of any size;
• plastic and metal barrels (200 L);
• carton boxes where the CPP barrels were transported.

Partner companies

The companies currently financing and supporting the performance of SCAPA are:
S.C. Arysta S.R.L.
Chemtura Netherlands B.V. – reprezentanta in Romania
DOW Agrosciences – reprezentanta in Romania
S.C. Du Pont Romania S.R.L.
S.C. ADAMA Agrigulutral Solutions S.R.L.
S.C. Monsanto Romania S.R.L.
S.C. Syngenta Agro S.R.L.
S.C. Alchimex S.A.
S.C. Chemark Rom S.R.L.
S.C. Chemical Independent Group S.A.
S.C. Glissando S.A.
S.C. K&N Efthymiadis Romania S.R.L.
S.C. Nufarm S.R.L.
S.C. Procera Agrochemicals S.R.L.
S.C. Redoxim S.R.L.
S.C. Summit Agro Romania S.R.L.

RIGK (Gesellschaft zur Rückführung industrieller und gewerblicher Kunststoffverpackungen GmbH) (source http://www.rigk.ro) is a German company established in 1993 by a group of companies in the plastic and packaging manufacturing industry, who specialize in the recovery of plastic packaging from commercial and industrial activity.

The founding companies’ purpose was to implement a cost-efficient, reliable and sustainable system to provide services of packaging recovery resulting from own products, in line with applicable European law. The list of RIGK shareholders can be accessed here.

Since its establishment, RIGK GmbH has developed and diversified its range of services and is currently collecting, on an annual basis, over 15,000 of secondary plastics. RIGK acquired over the years know-how and important experience in the plastic recovery industry. This makes us an important consultant for similar projects in the set-up phase or in progress, across various countries in Europe, Asia, America and Africa.

As a commercial agent, RIGK markets all types of PE secondary packaging, PP plastics, operating on markets across Europe and worldwide. Click here for further details.

Activities of RIGK GmbH:

In Germany, RIGK GmbH manages six different recovery systems:
• RIGK-SYSTEM for non-hazardous packaging from commercial and industrial users
• RIGK-G (efahrstoff)-SYSTEM for hazardous packaging from commercial and industrial users
• RIGK-PICKUP-SYSTEM a pick-up system for hazardous and non-hazardous plastic packaging
• PAMIRA-SYSTEM for pesticides packaging in the agricultural sector
• BEIZMITTEL-SYSTEM for seed dressing packaging >50l in the agricultural sector
• PELLE – for plastic bags used in the agricultural sector

RIGK also manages, each year, the recovery and recycling of over 2,000 tons of waste from plastic film for farming production. SCAPA – The Pesticide Packaging Pick-up System of AIPROM is the first packaging recovery system outside Germany where RIGK is directly involved, by providing services of inspection management, transport, recovery and promotion and logistics investments.”

more info on www.rigk.ro & www.rigk.de  


Asociatia Industriei de Protectia Plantelor din Romania, AIPROM, has been established in 2002 and represents, according to its site, 80% from the total of pesticide market in Romania. AIPROM is member of European Crop Protection Association -ECPA.

More info on http://www.aiprom.ro

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