NL Gov. meeting: banning free plastic bags and more
On 17 December 2015 the House Committee on Infrastructure and Environment held a debate about the circular economy. One of the subjects was the ban on free plastic bags starting on 1 January 2016 and how this will be enforced. On 9 December state secretary Dijksma sent a letters to the Dutch House containing answers to questions posed by Member of Parliament Dijkstra about the ban.
She sent another letter on 14 December in which she gives reactions to the commitments made in the June meeting. These include an update on the sustainability plans for the different industry groups. On 15 December plans were published for the wine industry and the cosmetics and soap industry.
Click here for the final regulations (in Dutch).
Click here for the 9 December letter (239 kB, in Dutch).
Click here for the 14 December letter (in Dutch).
Click here for the sustainability plan for the wine industry (628 kB, in Dutch).
Click here for the sustainability plan for the cosmetics and soap industry (989 kB, in Dutch).
Click here for more information about the status of the sustainability plans (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 NVC Inspiration meeting on the effectiveness of the Dutch policy on packaging and the environment (September 7th 2016).
Click here for more information about the NVC E-Workshop Sustainable Innovation in Packaging.
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