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Consultation

Title

Consultation on possible EU legislative criteria and requirements for waste shipment inspections

Policy field(s)

Environment, waste

Target group(s)

We welcome contributions from public authorities, organisations, companies and the general public.

Period of consultation

                        From 25.01.2011 to 12.04.2011

Objective of the consultation

The aim of this consultation is to gather views on how to effectively prevent illegal waste shipments infringing the EU waste shipment regulation (1013/2006/EC). There is a high number of illegal waste shipments, for example from EU Member States to countries in Africa and Asia. Inspections and controls of waste shipments appear to vary significantly between Member States. In some countries only very few and insufficient controls are carried out. The waste chain is only as strong as its weakest link and waste is suspected to be illegally exported via the EU sea-ports having the least effective controls. Two studies were completed in 2010 and concluded that EU legislation would be a favoured option, see 'Study on inspection requirements for waste shipments, final report', http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/shipments/reports.htm.
Information gathered through this consultation could be used to prepare an impact assessment and a draft legislative proposal on criteria and requirements for waste shipment inspections.

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 here 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 here to submit your contribution.

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 questionnaire

Contact details

responsible service

Environment Directorate-General, Sustainable Production and Consumption (C.2) 

e-mail

ENV-Consultation-Waste-Shipment-Inspections@ec.europa.eu

postal address

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement