About: phosphorus

Using sewage to make Europe’s economy truly circular

Sewage sludge is a potentially vast source of nutrients for fertilisers. The Commission is missing a golden opportunity by excluding it from the Fertiliser Regulation, writes Arne Haarr.

Agrifood 25-11-2016

Better nutrient recycling can reduce EU dependence on foreign phosphorus

Better recycling of nutrients in the agricultural ecosystem would cut demand for fertilisers and reduce our dependence on Russian phosphorus imports, write a group of scientists from the Baltic Sea Centre.

Looming shortage of key crop nutrient pushes call for conservation

SPECIAL REPORT / Stepped-up farm production to feed a growing world could lead to shortages of a vital crop nutrient, phosphorus, prompting European officials to consider conservation and recycling measures to protect supplies.

Parliament backs limits on phosphates

The European Parliament yesterday (14 December) overwhelming approved measures to restrict the phosphate content of household cleaning products.