Stakeholder consultation is being undertaken to collect data and technical information that will underpin the external study carried out by RPA Europe, RPA, INERIS and Bio Innovation Service. These data are being collected through questionnaires developed for specific stakeholder groups and telephone interviews.

The stakeholder consultation exercise for the external study is now open.

Please note that the consultation exercise carried out by RPA Ltd is different to the Open Public Consultation (OPC) on the Commission’s Inception Impact Assessment which is carried out by the Directorate-General Environment of the European Commission.  The Commission’s Impact Assessment can be accessed here. Please respond to both consultations if possible.

The following questionnaires are available:

Questionnaire 1: industry associations representing waste management companies (word, web)

Questionnaire 2: waste management companies (word, web)

Questionnaire 3: industry associations representing users of secondary raw materials (word, web)

Questionnaire 4: Member State authorities (word, web)

Questionnaire 5: NGOs and other stakeholders (word, web)

Questionnaire 6: Manufacturers of sampling/analysis equipment (word, web)

Please complete either the online survey or return the Word document by email to

The deadline for completion of all questionnaires is 15 June 2020.  If you are interested in responding but unable to do so by this date, please contact the study team by the end of May 2020 to agree an individual deadline.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact or +44 (0)1508 528 465.

All consultation activities will be subject to the strictest confidentiality. For more information please see the Confidentiality Statement, and our Privacy Statement.