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Consultations

Influencing Policy

Waste and resource management is driven by national and European policy. An important aspect of The Merseyside and Halton Partnership’s work is to influence these policies and encourage those which can help us to develop more sustainable waste services for the people of Merseyside and Halton. Governmental bodies test their ideas for new policies by consulting with local authorities and a wide range of other stakeholders. These exercises provide a good opportunity for the Partnership to put its opinions across.

The Partnership responds to a wide range of consultations and expresses it’s view on how policies can be improved. New consultation exercises launched by DEFRA and other Governmental bodies are monitored and relevant consultations are reported to the Senior Officer Working Group (SOWG) meetings. The Partnership discusses the implications from each consultation and comes to a decision on whether a response should be drawn up. Final responses from 2010 onwards can be found below.

MHWP Consultation Responses:

January 2017

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on Changes to Packaging Recycling Business Targets for 2018-20 – download

September 2016

MHWP response to the EFRA Select Committee Inquiry on Food Waste in England – download

September 2015

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on the Revised Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice – download

September 2015

MHWP response to the EU consultation on the Functioning of Waste Markets – download

August 2015

MHWP response to the EU Circular Economy consultation – download

May 2014

MHWP response to the EFRA House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry on Waste Management in England – download

January 2014

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes – download

December 2013

MHWP response to the EC Marine Litter Reduction Target consultation – download

MHWP response to the DEFRA Single Use Plastic Bag Charge for England – call for evidence – download

November 2013

MHWP response to the WRAP Re-Use Standard 2013 consultation – download

October 2013

MHWP response to the EU Sustainable Food System consultation – download

September 2013

MHWP response to the DEFRA Waste Prevention Programme consultation – download

MHWP response to the EU Waste Targets Review consultation – download

August 2013

MHWP response to the England Waste Management Plan consultation – download

June 2013

MHWP response to the BIS consultation on Changes to the UK WEEE System – download

MHWP – MBO response to the EU Green Paper on Plastics – download

May 2013

MHWP response to the Review of Producer Responsibility Regimes – download

MHWP response to the Review of DEFRA Funding for WRAP – download

April 2013

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on the Draft MRF Regulations and Quality Action Plan – download

MHWP response to the DEFRA call for evidence for the Waste Prevention Programme for England – download

February 2013

MHWP response to the LGA call for evidence on the local government waste review – download

June 2012

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on the transposition of the Industrial Emissions Directive in England and Wales – download

April 2012

MHWP response to the DCLG consultation on the policy for passing on EU Fines under the Localism Act 2011 – download

April 2012

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on amending the Waste Regulations 2011 on the separate collection of recycling – download

March 2012

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on household waste collection enforcement powers –download

February 2012

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on packaging recycling targets – download

June 2011

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on the end of waste for metal scrap – download

April 2011

MHWP response to the review of statutory duties placed on local government – download a /download b (table)

February 2011

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on the requirement to have a Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS) – download

January 2011

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on the review of the controlled waste regulations (1992) – download

Joint MHWP / Merseyside Brussels Office response to the EC consultation to setting targets for bio-waste recycling – download

MHWP response to the DEFRA information strategy consultation

November 2010

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on further amendments to the environmental permitting regulations 2010 – download

October 2010

MHWP response to the DEFRA review of waste policies – call for evidence – download

September 2010

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation (stage 2) on the transposition of the revised waste framework directive (2008/98/EC) – download

July 2010

MHWP response to the consultation on the joint Merseyside waste DPD preferred options –download

June 2010

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on the introduction of restrictions on the landfilling of certain wastes – download

MHWP response to the DEFRA consultation on meeting EU landfill diversion targets – download

February 2010

MHWP response to the NWDA / 4NW consultation on ‘RS2010 Part 1: The High Level Strategic Framework’ – download