Directive (EC) No 2009/128 on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Susannah Wilks
Directive (EC) No 2009/128 on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Susannah Wilks provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Directive (EC) No 2009/128 on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Purpose and scope
  • Key actions required
  • Application controls
  • Storage and waste disposal rules
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Links between the Directive and Regulation 1107/2009
  • Commission report on implementation
  • UK implementation

Title Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework of Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides
Entry into force 25 November 2009
Transposition deadline 26 November 2011
Implementing legislation in England and Wales The Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/1657
Subject Sustainable use of pesticides

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.

For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law, and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

The Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1410

These Regulations make amendments to legislation in the field of pesticides, and in particular amend legislation relating to plant protection products and maximum residue levels in food and feed. Part 2 of the Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations