About this consultation

Consultation period
26 June 2017 - 16 October 2017

Consultation outcome

A report on the results of the public consultation has been published:

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Target group

All citizens and organisations

Objective of the consultation

The European Commission launched this consultation to collect the views of stakeholders and citizens with regard to the policy options to reduce microplastics entering the marine environment.

The objectives of the consultation:

  • Informing and enabling feedback, giving the possibility to a broad range of stakeholders to provide views, feedback and perceptions on the concern around microplastics emissions and possible options for reduction; and
  • Gathering information and data that cannot be found through desk research and additional sources of evidence as regards to the sources and policy options for the reduction of microplastics emissions.

How to submit your response

The questionnaire was accessible in all official EU languages. Replies may be submitted in any of the 23 official EU languages.

All contributions that are received may be published on the internet. It is important that you 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

The online questionnaire is closed.

Reference documents

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Additional information

View the contributions

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  • If you are a registered organisation, please fill in your Register ID number in the questionnaire. 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.

During the analysis of replies to a consultation, contributions from respondents who choose not to register will be treated as individual contributions (unless the contributors are recognised as representative stakeholders through Treaty provisions, European Social Dialogue, Art. 154-155 TFEU).