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 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:

Reformatted landspreading guidance - informal feedback - due 11 August 2022
CIWM have received an email from the Environment Agency in relation to the reformatted guidance on landspreading as part of an informal feedback period.  The 'consultation' period is seeking views of on ease of use of the newly formatted outlay, from the previous version.  This is not seeking comment on the guidance content. 

Consultation on food waste reduction targets - Ireland - due 16 August 2022
The European Commission is carrying out an impact assessment in preparation for the revision of the Waste Framework Directive. The objectives of the revision are to limit waste generation, increase re-use, and increase cost-efficient preparing for re-use and quality recycling, including for waste oils and textiles. The revision will explore opportunities for simplification to make legislation clearer and reduce burden on citizens and businesses. As part of this impact assessment, the Commission will also examine policy options related to the setting of EU-level targets for food waste reduction.

Environmental Standards Scotland - draft strategic plan - Scottish Government - due 17 August 2022
Environmental Standard Scotland (ESS) is a new independent public body, established by the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021.  This consultation is seeking views and comments on ESS’ draft Strategic Plan. The plan is a statement about how we will work to scrutinise, investigate and secure improvements in public authorities’ compliance with environmental law, the effectiveness of environmental law, and the way it is being implemented and applied in Scotland.


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