Companies such as AEVAE have implemented a comprehensive digital solution based on Blockchain technology for the management of agricultural waste that identifies them univocally and allows their traceability in an agile, safe and unalterable way.
The Spanish Association for the Recovery of Packaging (AEVAE), is a non-profit association created with the aim of authorizing and managing an Extended Responsibility Collective System for agricultural packaging waste.
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The world population growth and globalization has generated a high growth in the demand of products linked to the agro-food production and with it the massive use of fertilizers and related products. This evolution means the generation of thousands of tons of packaging waste that, until a few years ago, were discarded or directly abandoned on farms, with an irreversible impact on the environment.
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In this context, the company specialized in digital transformation and digitalization solutions based on Blockchain Signeblock, together with the environmental consulting firm Heura and the fertilizer manufacturer’s association AEVAE, have implemented a solution for the traceability and optimization of the management of containers used in agricultural processes.
AEVAE, as a system of extended producer responsibility for this agricultural packaging waste, must guarantee the collection and correct recovery of the packaging waste generated, avoid its uncontrolled disposal and offer alternatives for reintroducing the recovered plastic material into the production system, generating a clear model of circular economy.
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The collaboration with Signeblock and the use of Gouze, its asset traceability platform based on Blockchain, allows AEVAE to incorporate the benefits of this technology into these environmental management processes and thus promote the impact of systems that aim to ensure compliance with the responsibility associated with the manufacture of fertilizers and associated products.
The objective of this collaboration is to promote the progressive development of a circular economy, to combat climate change and to achieve the objectives of Europe and the UN set for the period 2020-2030, which demand changes in production models aimed at promoting environmental protection.
Another example as a way of working is the constant expansion of the AEVAE network of collection points for empty agricultural packaging, thus improving the service to farmers. For example, in June, 34 new collection points were created in addition to the existing ones where farmers can leave their empty agricultural packaging free of charge and with the guarantee that they will receive environmentally correct treatment, giving them a new life.
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Global plastic production has skyrocketed in recent years
Let us also remember that global production of plastics has skyrocketed in the last 50 years, and especially in the last few decades. If we analyze it, it is surprising that, since 2000, we have produced more plastic than in all of Bitcoin Era human history.
Europe, and therefore Spain, is immersed in a new paradigm regarding plastic. In 2025, it is estimated that 10 million tons of recycled plastic will be generated in the European market and that by 2030, all packaging placed on the market must be effectively recycled. Of course, those for agricultural use are within the same regulatory framework.