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pdf Position paper enabling the circular potential of sewage sludge Popular

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Position paper enabling the circular potential of sewage sludge

Enabling the circular economy for waste water services requires the alignment of a set of directives regulating the sector. The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD), the Industrial Emission Directive (IED), the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and the Sewage Sludge Directive (SSD) are key to the collection and treatment of urban waste water and subsequent treatment and re-use of urban waste water treatment sludge (UWWTS).

pdf Water and Agriculture Popular

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Water and Agriculture

Water and agriculture are essential for life. However, agriculture increasingly affects the quantity and the quality of drinking water resources. EurEau insists on the proper implementation EU legislation so as to protect health and the environment.

pdf Fertiliser Regulation Popular

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Fertiliser Regulation

The Fertiliser Regulation opens the door to using recovered phosphorus from sewage sludge in fertiliser products. Including treated input materials from waste water treatment plants as a component in fertilisers promotes recycling and is better for the environment.

pdf Dental Amalgam and the Mercury Regulation Popular

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Dental Amalgam and the Mercury Regulation

Banning amalgam will help sludge from waste water treatment meet the quality standards to be reused in fertilisers, improving the environment.

pdf Overflows from collecting systems Popular

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Overflows from collecting systems

Waste water collecting systems are a vital part of the urban environment across Europe. We recognise many opportunities to make urban environments more sustainable through the management of waste water flows and storm water. We need better coordination with other EU legislation to protect health, the environment and consumers from additional costs.

pdf TTIP and chemicals Popular

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TTIP and chemicals

The Plant Protection Products Regulation, the Biocidal Products Regulation, and the REACH Regulation send the right signals regarding the hazard-based approach and the precautionary principles with regards to the protection of water resources. We need better coordination with other EU legislation to protect health, the environment and consumers from additional costs.

pdf Marine litter and micro-plastics Popular

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Marine litter and micro-plastics

Microplastics can enter the water cycle in many ways and are not entirely biodegradable. They can accumulate and could pose a threat to our water resources and ecosystems. Control at source is essential for microplastics to prevent them from entering the environment. We need extended producer responsibility. Additional treatment steps exist which will lead to increased tariffs for consumers.

pdf Wet Wipes Popular

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Wet Wipes

Increased treatment to provide consumers with clean water means increased consumer costs.

pdf Phosphorus in Sewage Sludge Popular

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Phosphorus in Sewage Sludge

Phosphorus is a scarce yet vital resource. Recycling phosphorus from sewage sludge in fertiliser products promotes recycling and is better for the environment.

pdf Cadmium in Artists' Paints Popular

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Cadmium in Artists' Paints

Cadmium in residual products from waste water treatment plants reduces their ability to be recycled and reused. By banning the use of cadmium in paints and other products, we open the doors to better recycling and better environments.

pdf Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus Popular

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Consultative Communication on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a scarce yet vital resource. Recycling phosphorus from sewage sludge in fertiliser products promotes recycling and is better for the environment

pdf SCHER Preliminary Opinion on Dental Amalgam Popular

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SCHER Preliminary Opinion on Dental Amalgam

Banning mercury will help sludge from waste water treatment meet the quality standards to be reused in fertilisers, improving the environment.

pdf Recommendations on the EIA Directive Popular

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pdf Stakeholder Questionnaire on Sewage Sludge Directive Popular

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Stakeholder Questionnaire on Sewage Sludge Directive

Recycling sewage sludge in fertiliser products promotes recycling and is better for the environment.

pdf Green Paper on a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment Popular

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Green Paper on a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment

Plastics can enter the water cycle in many ways and are not entirely biodegradable. They can accumulate and could pose a threat to our water resources and ecosystems. Plastics need to be prevented from entering the environment in the first place. We need extended producer responsibility. Additional treatment steps exist which will lead to increased tariffs for consumers.

pdf Water Efficiency in Buildings Popular

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Water Efficiency in Buildings

The efficient use of water means reduced costs for consumers and better environments for us all – today and tomorrow.

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