Netherlands is one of the leaders in Europe in the recycling of plastics. In package recycling the Netherlands is even nr. 1. Nevertheless, there are still significant challenges to increase the application of recycled plastics. Approximately 60% of our post-consumer plastic is still burned (with energy recovery). A small – but still too large – part, ends up as litter in the environment.
The Chain Agreement Recycled Plastic – with the Dutch government in the role of chain manager – can be the game changer. The frontrunners are already well under way. If they lead by example, this initiative may become very successful, argues Emiel Hanekamp in Environmental Magazine.
- Read the Column Chain Agreement Recycled Plastic in MilieuMagazine (Dutch)
- Contact Emiel Hanekamp