NL: End-of-life phase biobased and compostable packaging

27 October 2016

There is a lot of confusion about the end-of-life phase of biobased and/or biodegradable (compostable) packaging materials. Various parties in the chain communicate in different ways about this. On request of NRK, the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) has created a guide for clear communication about this subject. The guide contains communication instruments for producers and importers of packaging materials, for municipalities and waste management businesses, for NGOs, governments and media. For consumers it is difficult to know how to discard certain packaging materials. With this guide the KIDV wants to take away some of the confusion (News Item KIDV).
Click here for the news item (in Dutch).
Click here for the document (1.63 MB, in Dutch).
With NVC MERGE (Members-only Environmental Regulations Guide) you can stay up-to-date with the environmental requirements for your packaging. MERGE is exclusively for NVC members and there are no costs involved.
Click here for more information about the kick-off of the NVC Project PUMA: the end of packaging as an environmental issue (29 March 2017).

If you have any questions about this subject, please contact us:, +31-(0)182-512411. This item is also included in our monthly overview, the NVC Members-only Update.