EU Fertiliser Regulation recast: taking recovered nutrient products into account in the EU Fertiliser Regulatin revision. The EU published the full regulation proposal text (17-03-2016) and ESPP made a summary in SCOPE Newsletter 120. ESPP has provided the following input to the European Commission:
STRUBIAS – EU Fertilisers Regulation criteria for struvite, biochars, ashes
interim draft report & annexes and “nutrient recovery rules” (CMC requirements) for comment, EU JRC 24/5/2017 NOTE: This is a DRAFT for comment, circulated by the European Commission JRC 24th May 2017. The Commission has specified that comments will be accepted ONLY via members of the STRUBIAS working group. Therefore please send any comments or questions to ESPP by end July 2017 ().
Phosphorus recycling legistlation at national level in Europe:
Switzerland: obligation to recover phosphorus from all sewage sludge and slaughterhouse waste (adopted), see SCOPE Newsletter n° 118 (page 13)
ESPP input to REACH REFIT consultation, January 2017
Best available techniques (BAT) BREFs (Industrial Emissions Directive):
BAT for waste incineration – objective: take into account the recovery of phosphorus from ashes, including inciting separative incineration of high-P streams to generate ash with P-recovery potential (mono-incineration of sewage sludge, not mixing with industrial sludge or municipal solid wastes)