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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brick manufacturers are switching to circular plastic return pallets

Dutch manufacturers of bricks affiliated with the trade association Royal Dutch Construction Ceramics (KNB) are taking an important step in the use of circular packaging. This in collaboration with Circular Plastics and Cabka, supplier and manufacturer of reusable plastic pallets. The switch to plastic return pallets for facade bricks results in significantly less waste and […]

European legislation on the way for the reuse of pallets

Wooden pallets represent one of the largest waste streams for logistics companies. As part of the Green Deal and a new action plan for a circular economy, the European Commission has presented a proposal to amend the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD), with the aim of promoting the reuse of packaging materials. In this […]

Inspiration day activates construction companies towards circular building

The Circular Plastics Alliance member GP Groot recently organized an inspiration day for circular construction in collaboration with Circular Plastics Academy. This day was focused on bringing together professionals in the construction sector to share knowledge and experiences about circular construction.   The following topics were covered: CO2 Reporting Tool: A practical tool that shows […]

Aftermovie event at partner Xella Netherlands

On September 13, Royal Hibin organized an event at the Xella Nederland location in Vuren in collaboration with CPA partner Xella, among others, during which their new plastic pallet return system was launched.


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