Current Consultations and Enquiries
CIWM likes to respond, as best it can, to all consultations - therefore input from members is vital. If you would like to submit a response to any consultation below please send your comments to the Policy and Technical Team on firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before the closing date of the consultation.
New consultations and closing date reminders are always posted on the Member Newsletter (previously known as News Online and is the weekly Technical Newsletter exclusive to CIWM members), this page shows the list of consolidated UK wide consultations that CIWM are aware of, however, CIWM will not necessarily be responding to every consultation in this list.
Responses to past consultations can be viewed using the links in the box on the right of this page. If you require any further information please contact the Technical Team.
Current consultations awaiting response:
Consultation on reforming the producer responsibility system for waste electrical and electronic equipment 2023 - due 7 March 2024
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013, which are intended to drive up levels of separately collected WEEE for re-use and recycling. The reforms will also support the drive towards a more circular economy by ensuring products are designed to have a lower environmental impact than those which we consume today. This consultation document sets out detailed proposals for reforms relating to the provision of collection infrastructure for household WEEE financed by producers of electrical and electronic equipment.
Call for evidence on reforming the producer responsibility system for waste electricals 2023 - due 7 March 2024
The purpose of this call for evidence is to gather evidence and views to support reforms to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 that go beyond the specific proposals set out in the accompanying consultation and impact assessment that were also published today. The evidence sought here will inform wider policy development intended to support the drive towards a more circular economy and Net Zero commitments by ensuring products are designed and discarded in a way that lowers environmental impacts.
UK Emissions Trading Scheme: free allocation review - due 11 March 2024
The UK ETS Authority is seeking views on proposals to alter free allocation methodology for stationary sectors to better target those most at risk of carbon leakage.
This will broadly focus on 4 key areas: how we account for emissions and activity; benchmarks the carbon leakage list and additional factors we might want to introduce to free allocation methodology.
UK Emissions Trading Scheme: future markets policy - due 11 March 2024
The UK ETS Authority is seeking views on the development of UK Emissions Trading Scheme markets policies.
The Authority is reviewing ETS markets policy to ensure that it remains fit for purpose and is effective in managing the risks faced by an established and maturing scheme. This will help to maintain stable and effective market conditions that will continue to incentivise decarbonisation in the traded sector.