Experts suggest routes to cleaner Baltic Sea

Sweden should make immediate efforts to remove phosphorus from detergents and point sources to counter eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, a panel of international experts has recommended. In a report for the Swedish environmental protection agency, the panel says that in the longer-term actions will have to switch to diffuse sources and restoring nutrient-holding features of the landscape. Sweden should consider funding phosphorus reduction at significant point sources in other Baltic states, the experts also suggest. No eutrophication is a key official goal of Swedish environmental policy. See press release and report.

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