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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

The Netherlands recycles know-how to reduce Indonesia’s waste heap

Today, Minister for the Environment Dijksma is visiting Bantar Gebang, the largest waste heap in South East Asia, near Jakarta. ...

News item | 22-11-2016 | 10:59

Infrastructure funding secured for the future

From now on, the Infrastructure Fund will be automatically extended every year. This means that funding for roads, railways, ...

News item | 23-09-2016 | 14:15

Cabinet: National raw materials agreement to foster circular economy by 2050

A national raw materials agreement will be concluded to ensure that the Dutch economy will be running completely on reusable raw ...

News item | 14-09-2016 | 09:11

European air pollution agreement halves mortality rate

On 30 June, the Member States, the European Commission, and the European Parliament signed an agreement regarding a new European ...

News item | 01-07-2016 | 17:14

Trial on North Sea to clean up plastic soup

At the presentation of Boyan Slat’s invention, Minister Dijksma (Infrastructure and the Environment) reiterated her support for ...

News item | 23-06-2016 | 14:36

Minister Schultz: Dutch infrastructure energy neutral by 2030

In fourteen years’ time, the Dutch main road system and water network will be operating in a fully energy neutral manner. This ...

News item | 13-06-2016 | 12:58

Dutch Minister for the Environment: focus on climate trade missions

In the years ahead, the Netherlands will be specialising in climate trade missions. Dutch Minister for the Environment Dijksma ...

News item | 27-05-2016 | 11:03

Dutch public transport switches to 100 percent emissions-free buses

From 2025, all new public transport buses will be zero-emissions vehicles. Today, Environment Minister Dijksma signed an ...

News item | 15-04-2016 | 08:30