NL: State Secretary makes a case for an economy without waste

28 August 2018

The times of manufacturing things, using them, and subsequently discarding or incinerating them are over. The Netherlands is working hard on achieving an economy without waste by 2050: a circular economy. State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and Water Management) stated on 29 June in a memorandum to the Lower House. In response to the plans for circularising the Netherlands by 2050, Ms Van Veldhoven has joined other Cabinet members in addressing issues such as a ban on plastic disposables. In addition, State Secretary Van Veldhoven is working on a Plastic Pact involving a broad-based strategy for plastics (News Item Government of the Netherlands, 2 July 2018).
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