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30 years of the Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations: time for a change?

exploring sludge regulations: to understand whether they can (or need to) address emerging contaminants, AMR and microplastics and to understand whether future regulatory alignment could deliver benefits across multiple sectors.

The Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations govern soil concentrations of various heavy metals where sewage sludges are ; Although complemented by voluntary initiatives such as the Code of Practice for sewage sludge in agriculture; the safe sludge matrix and the Biosolids Assurance Scheme – the underlying regulatory requirements have not changed in three decades.

Those three decades have seen huge change in the water industry, and huge improvement in sludge ; At the same time, we have witnessed the emergence of an organics recycling sector, as garden waste and then food waste have been diverted from landfill into composting and anaerobic ; In many cases, these materials are complementary, providing different nutrient benefits to farmers – but their application to land is covered by different regulatory regimes.


4 Jun 2019 @ 09:30 am

4 Jun 2019 @ 05:00 pm

Duration: 7 hours, 30 minutes


the studio, Leeds

Riverside West Whitehall Road Leeds LS1 4AW

LS1 4AW Leeds

United Kingdom

Organised by

Aqua Enviro

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