Joint NGO Position Paper on the Agricultural Use of Sewage Sludge in the UK

Tuesday 9th July 2024

Fidra and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), along with 16 co-signatory organisations including Buglife, have published a joint position paper highlighting the critical and urgent need for regulatory action on addressing microplastic and chemical contamination of sewage sludge used in agriculture. 

Read the Joint NGO Position Paper here.

This briefing has been developed by Fidra and the Environmental Investigation Agency UK and is supported by the following organisations:

Angling Trust
Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust
Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Institute for Fisheries Management
Marine Conservation Society
Paddle UK
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
River Action UK
Scottish Environment Link
Surfers Against Sewage
The Rivers Trust
The Wildlife Trusts
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Wildlife and Countryside Link

Main Image Credit: Spreading slurry ©️ Andrew (CC BY 2.0, Flickr)