About this consultation

26 June 2017 - 16 October 2017
Policy areas

Consultation outcome

A short factual summary as well as a brief synopsis report on the results of the consultation will be published on this page.

A report, to be published at the end of 2017, will set out the conclusions from the public consultation and recommendations from the study.

Target group

All citizens and organizations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

Objective of the consultation

The European Commission is launching 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 are:

  • 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.

Further information on the project that this consultation is supporting can be found at www.eumicroplastics.com

You are invited to read the privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

How to submit your response

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling out the online questionnaire.

The questionnaire is accessible in all official EU languages. Replies may be submitted in any of the 23 official EU languages. Given possible delays in translating replies submitted in some languages, contributions in English are welcome, as they will help to process the survey more swiftly.

You may pause at any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you can download a copy of your completed responses.

The final question gives the opportunity for documentary evidence submission (max 3 pages).

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 questionnaire is available via EU Survey. Before responding, please ensure you have read the 

, which outlines how your data will be processed by the European Commission.

Reference documents

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Additional information

View the contributions

As part of the European Transparency Initiative, the Commission asks organisations (including NGOs, trade associations, enterprises etc.) who wish to participate in public consultations to provide the Commission and the public with information about whom and what they represent, their objectives, funding and structures, by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.

  • 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).