Risks and Regulations around Agricultural Use of Sewage Sludge – Scottish Environment LINK report

New 2023 report available here investigates the organic chemical and microplastic contaminants found in treated sewage sludge products that are applied to agricultural land. Recommendations for future improvements are made, including the need to update current regulations, and implementing more robust monitoring systems in Scotland that will protect the public and environment from emerging contaminants of concern.

University of Edinburgh PhD student Thomas Easton, produced this report during a three-month internship with Scottish Environment Link, collaborating closely with Fidra. Thomas is currently in the 3rd year of his Environmental Engineering PhD investigating ‘Water treatment methods to tackle microplastics pollution’. His internship gave him invaluable experience of the environmental charity sector and science communication.