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 Technical Team on 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:

Deposit Return Scheme - Consultation on legislative framework and scope of the scheme  - due 07 May 2021
This is the second stage consultation for Ireland's DRS scheme.

Standard Rules Consultation no 23: proposals for healthcare waste permits - due 10 May 2021
This consultation from the Environment Agency is looking at a revision to the existing standard rules (SR) permit for healthcare waste SR 2008 No:24: 75Kte clinical waste and healthcare waste transfer station.

Persistent organic pollutants: draft Stockholm Convention UK implementation plan 2021 - due 14 May 2021
UK Government's are seeking comments about their 2021 draft update to the UK National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). 

Consultation on the Draft Policy Statement on Environmental Principles – due 02 June 2021
The government is consulting on the draft policy statement on environmental principles for England, which sets out how those five internationally recognised environmental principles should be interpreted and proportionately applied.

Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging - UK  - due 04 June 2021
Following strong support, Government committed to introduce packaging Extended Producer Responsibility following a further consultation. This second consultation focuses on specific policy proposals for its introduction, including the scope of full net costs, producer obligations, scheme governance, regulation of the scheme, and packaging waste recycling targets. The proposals set out in this consultation document work together to create a scheme that incentivises producers to design packaging that is easy to recycle and ensure that they pay the full net cost of managing this packaging once it becomes waste. This is in line with the polluter-pays principle.

Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - due 04 June 2021
The UK Government for England, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland have all made commitments to develop policy which work towards achieving these aims, not least through the development of producer responsibility proposals.



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