EUBIA signed a Joint Letter asking for rapid conclusion and adoption of the EU Fertilising Products Regulation. The Letter was signed by a number of stakeholders underlining the importance of the EU Fertilising Products Regulation for the nutrients in the Circular Economy on 15th October 2018. The letter was sent to Mr Katainen (European Commission) with copies to European Parliament and Council (Member States) rapporteurs and representatives.
In March 2016 the Commission introduced a legislative proposal on fertilising products. This proposal, which is in preparation since 2010, has two objectives:
(1) to incentivise large scale fertiliser production from domestic sources, transforming waste into nutrients for crops; and
(2) to introduce harmonised cadmium limits for phosphate fertilisers. Although the proposal repeals the 2003 Regulation, its main overall principles remain unchanged. On 24 October 2017, the European Parliament adopted its position on the proposal. On 20 December 2017, the Council adopted its position on the proposal. The Council’s position has not been published. Interinstitutional trialogue negotiations between the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament have been ongoing since on 25 January 2018.
More information: Review of the Fertilising Products Regulation.
Please find the Joint Letter here.