European union legislation on sewage sludge management

Vassilis J. Inglezakis, Antonis A. Zorpas, Avraam Karagiannidis, Petros Samaras, Irene Voukkali, Stella Sklari

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The present paper presents the current legislative aspects on the sewage sludge management in European Union. Following the trends in environmental legislation the last 30 years sewage sludge management is regulated, directly and indirectly by different legislative tools and acts. Although the positive steps, there is the need for continuous improvement and more intense enforcement. The major gaps identified are the need for limits setting for organic substances and regulations on recycling and final disposal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-639
Number of pages5
JournalFresenius Environmental Bulletin
Issue number2 A
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


  • EU legislation
  • Sewage sludge
  • Waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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