Koninklijke Nederlandse Bouwkeramiek (KNB) switches to using circular plastic return pallets

Dutch brick producers united in the Koninklijke Nederlandse Bouwkeramiek (KNB) will switch to using circular plastic return pallets. In collaboration with Circular Plastics as chain manager and pallet producer Cabka, a plastic return pallet has been developed. This will replace the wooden pallets in the entire logistics process, from factory to construction site, including the […]

A sustainable flower bouquet for Mother’s Day.

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Mother’s Day is approaching again, which means a busy period in the horticultural sector. Flowers have been a symbolic gift for Mother’s Day for centuries, and their popularity remains undiminished. Not only in the Netherlands and Belgium does this day fall on the second Sunday in May, but other European countries also celebrate it on […]

New EU rules to reduce, reuse, and recycle packaging

On Wednesday, April 24, the European Parliament adopted new measures to make packaging more sustainable and reduce packaging waste in the EU. The law, aimed at addressing the continuously growing waste pile, harmonizing internal market regulations, and promoting the circular economy, was approved with 476 votes in favor, 129 against, and 24 abstentions. Reduction of […]

Early introduction of blending obligation

The Dutch government requires that Dutch manufacturers of plastic products must use a minimum percentage of recycled plastic in the manufacture of new plastic products from 2027. This requirement precedes European regulations. As a result, Dutch plastics processors face the challenge of a shortage of high-quality recycled material and higher costs, leaving them behind foreign […]

Collaboration between the Netherlands and Belgium improves traceability of plastic waste

Stichting Afvalfonds Verpakkingen, now known as Verpact from March 1st, and Valipac, the Belgian organization for the management of industrial packaging, join forces for the implementation of a certification system for plastic recyclers. This collaboration marks the beginning of a European partnership aimed at ensuring that Dutch and Belgian packaging waste is recycled according to […]

Third prize Greenovation Award 2023 with the Eco Flowerbox FECT

We are super proud of the third prize we won with the Eco Flowerbox / FECT. The Eco Flowerbox / FECT is a sustainable solution for packaging flowers and plants. The box is specially designed for transport on Danish trolleys but can also be used on other carriers. The material is made from 100% recycled […]

How should companies anticipate the increasing demand for plastic waste?

On behalf of the Dutch chemical, plastic, and waste industries, the international accounting and consulting organization KPMG conducted research on the rising demand for plastic waste for recycling in the Netherlands. This research revealed that the demand for plastic waste for recycling in the Netherlands is expected to double to over 2.2 million tons by […]

Research on issues related to dumping and incineration in Noord-Holland

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The recently conducted research on the deposition and incineration of waste streams in the province of Noord-Holland contributes to two main goals: the national ambition to achieve a 100% circular economy by 2050, and the specific contribution of the province of North Holland to the implementation of this goal. This research has focused on the […]

Floriculture Scheme for Packaging Waste Management Contribution extended by two years


The industry scheme for waste management contributions related to packaging for flowers and plants has been extended until 2025. This scheme takes into account the high export percentage in the ornamental horticulture sector, leading to a significant simplification of the execution of waste management contributions in ornamental horticulture. While the scheme reduces administrative burdens, it […]


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