Last week, the European Parliament voted to approve the proposed Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR), which is intended to replace the existing Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003.

The 2003 law had harmonised the EU mineral fertilisers market, but there have been diverging national rules and standards for other fertilising products. This means that non-harmonised fertilisers, such as those produced from domestic organic or secondary raw materials, are associated with additional compliance costs that discourage companies from finding new markets. This and the lack of consideration for environmental and public health concerns prompted the European Commission to put forward its new legislative proposal in March 2016 as part of its Circular Economy Package.

Now, with parliament having voted by 538 to 38 votes in favour of the FPR, the way has been paved for the introduction of a wide variety of innovative and environmentally friendly fertilising products. Once the regulation is adopted by the European Council and officially published, it will enter into force, although it won’t apply until three years later.

If you want to learn more about how your company will be affected by the FPR, contact the Kerona Scientific team at info@kerona.ie or call us on +353 1 849 5284.