National Agreement on the Circular Economy

The Government-wide Programme for a Circular Economy, entitled 'A Circular Economy in the Netherlands by 2050', was presented to the House of Representatives on 14 September 2016. The programme sets out what we need to do in order to utilise our raw materials, products, and services in more efficient and smarter ways, thus enabling us to realise the ambition - the Netherlands circular by 2050. A great deal of circular efforts have already been initiated, yet more is needed, and we must and can step up the pace. In this transition, many parties can and are willing to participate: companies, governments, knowledge institutes, NGOs and many more. It is now up to these organisations and the people active within them.

The National Agreement on the Circular Economy marks the starting point for our concerted efforts. The agreement will underpin the development of transition agendas which we will be implementing jointly in the 5 years ahead.