Welcome to the European Phosphorus Platform.
One of Europe’s mayor challenges in the 21st century is the availability of the irreplaceable natural resource Phosphorus. Phosphorus is essential for our worldwide food security. It can and should be treated in more sustainable ways.
by Tomek de Ponti, Independent Sustainable Agriculture Consultant affiliated to the Dutch Nutrient Platform
Today’s start of the 1st European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC2013) is not only the culmination of the joint efforts of many involved businesses, knowledge institutes and other stakeholders across Europe in the past half year, but also the beginning of accelerating the process of achieving sustainable phosphorus use in Europe.Read more
The European Commission has published an official “Consultative communication on the sustainable use of phosphorus”, setting out European issues around phosphorus use and proposing options to improve efficiency and to reduce environmental impacts.
All interested stakeholders are invited to submit comments by 1st December 2013 latest, in response to 11 questions proposed by the European Commission or on any other related issues they wish to raise. The Commission will analyse the contributions in the course of 2014. It will integrate the results of this work into pertinent policy areas, from agricultural policy through water and waste to work on raw materials.
Please find the document here
WG opportunities P-related R&D/ project/ demo/ funding. Horizon 2020. Circular economy. 7-2-2014 Brussels. email@example.com
Waste industry BVSE http://t.co/hPw0QddlWm opposes German plan to stop sewage sludge use on land (43% at present). Proposes tighter controls
German coalition mandate plan promises to recover phosphorus from sewage http://t.co/NvUBULK667 see p120
Phosphorus Challenge ipad App now available in iTunes Store https://t.co/mWuxa0DxFT initiative of Dutch Nutrient Platform and members
Latest SCOPE Newsletter 99 now online: sustainable P in Europe, German P Policy, P in food, phosphorus recycling ... http://t.co/3HNkXax3Ri