Documentation of meetings between European Commission and plastics/petrochemical companies related to global agreement on plastic pollution
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the following information:
I am seeking all documentation, including correspondence, logs of meetings, minutes and summaries, from 1 January 2021 onward between the European Commission and plastic producers and petrochemical companies and industry associations representing them, related to the development of a new global agreement on plastic pollution and the United Nations Environment Assembly’s consideration thereof. This includes, but is not limited to, correspondence with associations like PlasticsEurope, European Chemistry Industry Council (CEFIC) and the World Plastics Council as well as companies like BASF, Dow Europe, ExxonMobil Chemical and Ineos.
In the event this application relates to a very long document or to a very large number of documents, I am open to conferring informally pursuant to Article 6(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 with a view toward finding a fair solution. I request that, for any documents withheld or redacted, a list be provided with the claims to justify their withholding and redaction.
Bureau Chief, Brussels
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Dear ENV ACCESS DOCUMENTS,
Hi there. My postal address is: Avenue Montjoie 243, Uccle, Bruxelles 1180, BELGIUM
GESTDEM 2021/7777 - Acknowledgement of receipt - Your access to
documents request - Documentation of meetings between European Commission
and plastics/petrochemical companies related to global agreement on
plastic pollution - Ares(2021)7570523 (Please use this link only if you
are an Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e)
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Just wanted to let you know that I am working on this request and will
come back to you as soon as I can.
Christoffer Back VESTLI
International Relations Officer
Directorate-General for Environment
Unit F.3, Global Environmental Cooperation and Multilateralism
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Dear Mr Chalmers,
Please find attached our reply to your request registered under GESTDEM 2021/7777.
Assistant to the Head of Unit
« Global Environmental Cooperation and Multilateralism »
Directorate General for the Environment
+32 229 93164