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Deposit on small plastic bottles to reduce street litter

1 July 2021 will see the introduction of a deposit on small plastic bottles. This is what State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven ...

News item | 30-04-2020 | 13:20

Minister Van Nieuwenhuizen imposes use of cleaner fuel in aviation sector

Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water Management) wants the Netherlands to play a pioneering role in Europe ...

News item | 04-03-2020 | 11:25

Basics up to par: additional funding for maintenance of roads, waterways, and railroads

The Dutch infrastructure ranks among the world’s best. Its roads, railroads, bicycle tracks, canals, and rivers are being used by ...

News item | 17-09-2019 | 15:15

Sector and governments joining forces to promote clean inland and sea shipping

The national government, provinces, port authorities, maritime sector organisations, shippers, transport companies, banks, and ...

News item | 14-06-2019 | 11:10

Van Veldhoven closes deal to reduce plastic consumption

State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and Water Management) has made an agreement with more than 70 businesses ...

News item | 21-02-2019 | 14:46

The Netherlands signs international treaty on the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships

On 20 February 2019, at a meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the Netherlands ratified the Hong Kong ...

News item | 20-02-2019 | 17:00

State Secretary Van Veldhoven is stepping up campaign against plastic soup

In order to step up the campaign against plastic soup, State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and Water ...

News item | 08-11-2018 | 10:04

The Netherlands, China and California uniting to promote clean transportation

China, California and the Netherlands are joining forces to increase the proportion of clean vehicles on the road. Today, they ...

News item | 13-09-2018 | 12:30

Breakthrough in combating plastic soup

In order to force a breakthrough, after many years, in the struggle against plastic soup, State Secretary for Infrastructure and ...

News item | 12-03-2018 | 10:20

Breakthrough in sharing electric cars in housing projects

Within the next three years, seven cities will see the completion of innovative housing projects in which electric shared-use ...

News item | 07-02-2018 | 15:00