Consultation outcome

Accessing the UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR): 2013 to 2016 review

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Thank you for the responses to this call for evidence. The UK’s report to the UN on Pollutant Release and Transfer Register will be published on the UNECE website.

Original consultation


Seeking views on how the UK makes emissions and waste transfer data from industrial sources (known as PRTR) available to the public.

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Consultation description

We want to know your thoughts on how easy it is to use the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) in the UK. Is it easy to access, and if not, what improvements do you think we should make?

The PRTR is a searchable database containing information on the pollution (to air, water and soil) and transfer of waste from industrial sources. It needs to be accessible to the public as a ‘right to know’.

Every three years the UK reports to the United Nations (UN) on whether this is being done appropriately or whether improvements could be made. Your views will help inform the report.

Published 16 March 2017