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.
The Netherlands Decree of 27 October 2014, containing rules for packaging and packaging waste (Packaging Management Decree 2014)View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This decree sets provisions and rules on the composition of packaging. This is aimed to prevent the harmfulness of packaging in the waste stage, limit the amount of packaging waste as much as possible, and enhance the collection and processing of packaging that has become waste (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, 2014). There was insufficient evidence available to evaluate this policy. Some academic papers suggest that, historically, packaging policies in the Netherlands have been effective in reducing the total packaging volume. However, after 2000, established waste management systems have been unable to compensate for the increasingly high rate of packaging consumption (Calisto et al., 2021; Rouw and Worrell, 2011).
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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