When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
A Circular Economy in the Netherlands by 2050View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy aims for 100% circular use of raw materials by 2050 and 50% by 2030. There is a knowledge sharing platform for this purpose called Hot Spot (Holland Circular Hotspot, 2019; Holland Circular Hotspot, 2018). The policy has led to 85,000 initiatives (Ecopreneur, 2019). The Netherlands has one of the highest recycling rates for general materials at 80% and circular use of 29% (Ecopreneur, 2019) and evidence shows that the Netherlands is progressing to achieve the first goal of 50% reduction of use of raw materials. The Netherlands is aiming to be a world leader in zero waste and is helping other countries set up similar initiatives. However here is still a large amount of plastic exported for recycling by the Netherlands to Asia (Marino, 2020; Holland Circular Hotspot, 2018).
(Reviewed in Mar 2023)
Through an analytical framework, we've reviewed over 100 plastic policies. These reviews determine the effectiveness of policies in reducing plastic pollution and we offer recommendations in light of this evidence, to enhance future policy making. You can find out more about our methods on our methods page.Methods