There are three main items of legislation which have an impact on how pesticides are used in the UK amenity sector:
- The Directive on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides 2009/128/EC
- The Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC
- Hard Surface Regulations (42/2011)
Pesticides should always be applied according to best practice guidelines to meet all legislative requirements. The Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products provides advice on how to use pesticides safely. The Code of Practice should be adhered to at all times.
To find out more please see our best practice guidance.