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Public Consultation Investigating Options for Reducing Releases to the Environment of Microplastics

09 August 2017   (0 Comments)

About this Consultation

26 June 2017 - 16 October 2017

Policy areas - Environment

Departments - Environment

Consultation Outcome

A short factual summary as well as a brief synopsis report on the results of the consultation will be published on the European Commission website.

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

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

Further Information and Relevant Documents

Please visit the European Commission website

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