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Consultation

Title

Consultation on policy options as regards photovoltaic panels in the context of the recast of Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Policy field(s)

Environment, waste electrical and electronic equipment

Target group(s)

Stakeholders with interest/competence in the management of waste from photovoltaic panels

Period of consultation

                        From 19.04.2011  to 17.06.2011

Objective of the consultation

The discussions on the recast of the recast of the WEEE Directive have shown a need to look into potential policy options as regards photovoltaic panels. The Commission has contracted a study to analyse policy options in this respect.

The objective of the consultation is to gather views on the options analysed, to gain additional information, and to give an opportunity to submit further policy options as appropriate.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click [ENV-WEEE@ec.europa.eu] to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click [ENV-WEEE@ec.europa.eu] to submit your contribution.

Submissions are expected for eight weeks, so that the consultation will effectively close on 17 June 2011. It is recommended that stakeholders follow the structure for contributions described in the annex.
Stakeholders are encouraged to send their input electronically to the following functional mailbox, mentioning "Photovoltaic Panels" in the subject line:
ENV-WEEE@ec.europa.eu.
Written or printed submissions could be sent to the following postal address:
European Commission
DG Environment, Unit C2 Waste management
Stakeholder consultation on photovoltaic panels
B-1049 Brussels
Belgium

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. 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.

View the consultation document

Reference documents and other, related consultations

See the study

Contact details

responsible service

DG Environment, Unit C2 – Waste management

e-mail

ENV-WEEE@ec.europa.eu

postal address

European Commission
DG Environment, Unit C2 Waste management
Stakeholder consultation on photovoltaic panels
B-1049 Brussels
Belgium

View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

The Commission intends to publish a link to the contributions received here.

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement