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Public consultation on certification for waste treatment facilities Published on: 10/12/2013, Last update: 01/07/2015

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Consultation on a range of certification actions which could be undertaken in order to tackle the problem of waste shipments out of the European Union to non-OECD countries.

Policy Field

Enterprise and Industry, Environment

Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from representatives of raw materials consuming industries and the waste management sector, including SMEs, and from NGOs and international, national and sub-national authorities with responsibility for waste shipments.

Period of consultation

From 10.12.2013 to 24.03.2014 (prolonged)

Objective of the consultation

The aim of this consultation is to understand stakeholders’ views on a range of certification actions which could be undertaken in order to tackle the problem of waste shipments out of the European Union to non-OECD countries if the waste is not treated in an environmentally sound manner. The results of the consultation will be used as one of the bases for formulating EU policy in this area.

How to submit your contribution

You are invited to study the reference document: Study on the Feasibility of Introducing a Certification Scheme/Standard for Recycling Treatment Facilities – RPA November 2012 (5 MB)

Please note: once you start filling in the on-line questionnaire, the maximum time allowed by the system to complete it is 90 minutes. Partial responses will not be saved. It is therefore recommended to download the full questionnaire as a PDF and to prepare your answers in advance.

It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

In the interests of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.
  • If you are a Registered organisation, please indicate the name and address of your organisation and your Register ID number on the first page of your contribution. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation.
  • If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now.
    Then return to this page to submit your contribution as a Registered organisation.
  • Responses from organisations not registered will be published separately.

The Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704, and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007).

Contact details

responsible service DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
postal address European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,
Unit C2 – Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
B-1049 Brussels

Results of consultation and next steps

Received contributions will be published on the website of the Commission, in accordance with the wishes expressed by the respondents, as well as a summary report with an overview of the received contributions.

The Commission will with this consultation collect input from stakeholders to EU policy-making in the area of waste shipment and certification for waste treatment facilities.

Reference documents

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