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ECOFI calls on MS to correct technical points after EP vote

The vote of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Affairs Committee (IMCO) on Thursday, 13 July, was an important step was the creation of a single market for organic fertilizers, organo-mineral fertilizers and organic soil amendments. ECOFI’s support most of the amendments approved by IMCO; however, we call on Member States to address such technical details that need improvement.

Commission should approve new transformation methods

Issues around the use of animal by-products are a major obstacle to the development of a European Single Market for many organic-based fertilizers. This is the key message from Benoît Planques (Italpollina) in a video interview recorded by European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC).

ECOFI responds to EU Commission’s proposal for a regulation on fertilising products

In March 2016, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a regulation on several families of “fertilising products”, including biostimulants. In its announcement of the proposal, the Commission expressed its ambition for the regulation to “create new market opportunities for innovative companies while at the same time reducing waste, energy consumption and environmental damage.”

Draft EU regulation promotes organic fertilizers as a way to ‘turn problems into opportunities for farmers and business’

ECOFI welcomes the Commission’s publication of the much-anticipated revision to the Fertilizers Regulation, and the positive step it represents in recognizing the value of organic-based fertilizers in contributing to the Circular Economy. In its press statement, the European Commission points out that the reuse of raw materials now disposed as waste are one of the key principles of the Circular Economy, and organic-based fertilizers are central to this principle.