A sustainable flower bouquet for Mother’s Day.

Moederdag bloemen 2

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 […]

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

Onderzoek knelpunten storten en verbranden Noord-Holland

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 […]

Enforcement of disposable plastic temporarily adjusted!

No more 10 cent surcharge for plastic containers or cups? The levy on disposable plastic is temporarily suspended. The mandatory tax on plastic disposable cups and containers is temporarily halted. Starting from January, the inspection will no longer check whether sellers are charging customers a surcharge. The tax, also referred to by opponents as the […]

Introduction of sustainable hardcups at FC Volendam!

Hardcups FC Volendam

On Saturday, December 2nd, during the home match against PEC Zwolle, FC Volendam took a new sustainable step by introducing the use of durable and reusable hardcups during games. With this move, FC Volendam anticipates government regulations regarding the use of single-use plastic cups at events, including football matches. The club is introducing three different […]

Rate Differentiation 2.0 from January 1, 2024

The Packaging Waste Fund has unveiled a new approach to promote the production of recycled plastic packaging and easily recyclable plastic packaging in the Netherlands. This new approach from the Packaging Waste Fund concerns Rate Differentiation 2.0. The purpose of rate differentiation is to financially encourage companies to switch to packaging that is easier to […]

Xella Netherlands switches to circular plastic pallets, saving 70 tons of CO2 annually

Xella Netherlands is taking a significant step towards sustainability by collaborating with the Circular Plastic Alliance, the building materials trade, contractors, and finishers. As the first construction producer in the Netherlands, Xella is replacing traditional wooden pallets with recycled plastic ones. These can be tracked anywhere via an RFID chip and can be reused time […]

Additional measures for climate targets hit waste sector

The waste sector will not escape additional measures to meet the 2030 climate targets, including a higher carbon tax and reducing waste incineration. According to the Paris climate agreement, the Netherlands must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent by 2030 compared to 1990. The government has agreed on a 60 per cent reduction, […]

Zero Waste project Dutch Flower Group

We are very proud that we will do the Zero Waste project with Dutch Flower Group (DFG) out of our Circular Plastics Academy in collaboration with our partner Horizonteer. Zero Waste means that the DFG companies want to create no, or at least as little, waste as possible. The DFG companies have been actively working […]


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