Dear Environment,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

- Any study, impact assessment, forecast, paper or other document received from (or representatives from) EuPC (European Plastics Converters), Vereniging Afvalbedrijven, Boskalis, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), Veolia, Suez, Global Recycling Foundation, Nedvang and/or EPRO (the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations) concerning or mentioning single-use plastics, the Single-Use Plastics Directive and/or the Green Deal between May 2018 and March 2020.

- a list of meetings including detailed minutes and any other reports of such meetings between DG ENV officials (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet members) and (or representatives from) EuPC (European Plastics Converters), Vereniging Afvalbedrijven, Boskalis, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), Veolia, Suez, Global Recycling Foundation, Nedvang and/or EPRO (the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations) concerning or mentioning single-use plastics, the Single-Use Plastics Directive and/or the Green Deal between May 2018 and March 2020.

- All correspondence (including emails) by DG ENV officials (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet members) sent to or received from (or representatives from) EuPC (European Plastics Converters), Vereniging Afvalbedrijven, Boskalis, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), Veolia, Suez, Global Recycling Foundation, Nedvang and/or EPRO (the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations) concerning or mentioning single-use plastics, the Single-Use Plastics Directive and/or the Green Deal between May 2018 and March 2020.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research. My postal address hereby:
Hans Wetzels
Hereweg 164
6371LZ, Landgraaf
Netherlands

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,
Hans Wetzels

Environment

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Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 25/5/2020. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
28/5/2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/3248.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on
19/06/2020. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the
European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or
problems linked to the use of this system.

 

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU website is
responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data via
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Yours faithfully,

 

DG ENVIRONMENT

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM

 
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Unit E4 - Compliance & Better Regulation

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

 

Please find attached on behalf of our Head of Unit Mr Mattia Pellegrini
the above mentioned reply.

 

Best regards,

 

 

HAROULA KOZIS

Assistant

 

 

European Commission

Directorate-General for Environment

Waste Management & Secondary Materials

 

BU-9 05/102

B-1160 Auderghem/Belgium

+32 229-86037

[1][email address]

 

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Dear Environment,

The new time limit for this request has come and passed. Would you happen to have any update on access to documents in this light?

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

Dear Environment,

Again - the new time limit for this request has come and passed. Would you happen to have any update on access to documents in this light?

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

Environment

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Dear Sir,

 

We are contacting you in reference to the above mentioned request. We are
currently in the process of dealing with it. We regret to inform you that
due to time and resource constraints we were not able to respect the
deadline assigned. We kindly ask you to grant us a further extension and
we will reply to you as soon as possible.

 

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Best regards,

 

 

HAROULA KOZIS

Assistant

 

 

European Commission

Directorate-General for Environment

Waste Management & Secondary Materials

 

BU-9 05/102

B-1160 Auderghem/Belgium

+32 229-86037

[1][email address]

 

 

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Dear Environment,

Thank you for the reply. Would you have a possible indication as to when you will have identified all requested documents ready?

Gratefully yours,

Hans Wetzels

Dear Environment,

Again and yet again - the new time limit for this request has come and passed. Would you happen to have any update on access to documents in this light?

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

Environment

Dear Mr Wetzels,

Further to your mail, we apologise for the delay and inconvenience. We are in the process of handling your request and it should be finalised in the upcoming days.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Best regards,
ENV B.3 Team

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

 

Please find attached the reply to your above mentioned request. The
documents will be sent in separate mails due to the volume.

 

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice.

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][email address]

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further queries.

 

Best regards,

Unit B.3

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

 

Please find attached the remaining documents to your request.

 

Best regards,

ENV B.3 Team

 

From: ENV B03 ARES
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:30 PM
To: '[FOI #7994 email]'
<[FOI #7994 email]>
Cc: ENV ACCESS DOCUMENTS <[DG ENV request email]>
Subject: Ares(2020)4438375- GESTDEM 2020/3248 - Initial request - IR and
AR- positive reply- Email 1

 

Dear Mr Wetzels,

 

Please find attached the reply to your above mentioned request. The
documents will be sent in separate mails due to the volume.

 

According to standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
the COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice.

 

We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][email address]

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further queries.

 

Best regards,

Unit B.3

 

 

 

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