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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

Problem-free electric driving in the Benelux

Dutch drivers of electric vehicles will soon have fewer problems when driving in Belgium and Luxembourg. State Secretary Van ...

News item | 07-12-2017 | 13:15

Environmental agreement on global reduction of mercury use

On May 18th, in New York, the Netherlands will be ratifying an environmental treaty that addresses the dangers of mercury. By ...

News item | 22-05-2017 | 15:40

Study: shopkeepers see substantial reduction in use of plastic bags

Since the introduction of the ban on giving out free plastic bags, shopkeepers have seen consumers alter their behaviour. Now ...

News item | 24-04-2017 | 09:53

More than 180 signatories for the National Raw Materials Agreement

In order to ensure a sufficient supply of raw materials in the future to meet the increasing demand for products, we need a ...

News item | 25-01-2017 | 14:00