CropLife Canada is pleased to announce Barry Friesen has joined its staff as general manager of CleanFARMS Inc., a soon-to-be established organization that will assume responsibility for managing the collection and recycling of used containers and disposal of obsolete pesticides for Canada’s pesticide industry. Barry comes to CropLife Canada with a long history in recycling and waste management. Most recently he served as regional vice president at Product Care Association. Before that he worked for the Niagara Region as director, waste management services division and as the solid-waste resource manager for the Nova Scotia Department of Environment. Barry is also a board member of the Recycling Council of Ontario and a past-chair of the Composting Council of Canada.
In this newly created role, Barry will help transition CropLife Canada’s container management and obsolete pesticide collection programs to CleanFARMS Inc. CleanFARMS Inc will be a stand-alone, non-profit organization. During the transition period, Barry will report to Cam Davreux, vice president of stewardship at CropLife Canada. Barry will work from CropLife Canada’s Toronto office and can be reached at 416-622-9771 x2230.