First results Plastic Pact Netherlands announced
The Plastic Pact was launched in the Netherlands in February 2019. This is a first step to making plastic products and packaging that are used only once more sustainable and to use. The pact has been signed by 97 parties, including manufacturers, retailers, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water (IenW Infrastructure and Water).
The Pact contains measurable goals and it has been agreed that progress will be viewed. The RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment has now received data for the baseline measurement of the use of plastic in 2017 and 2018. This baseline measurement covers the four objectives of the Pact: by 2025, plastic products and packaging will be designed to To be more recyclable, we use less plastic by, among other things, reusing more, more is recycled, and we also use more recycled plastic in new products.
Most of the data that has been received is about the possibility of recycling and using recycled plastics. Less information has been received about reuse and sorting. Little information is also available about the amount of harmful substances in plastic, such as Very Worrying Substances ( ZZS very worrying substances ). A good start has been made with monitoring, but it is important that more parties provide data in the coming years. Only then can real conclusions be drawn about the progress of the Plastic Pact.
Setting up the monitor is a learning process in which improvements take place every year. Not all companies were yet able to provide data for 2017 and 2018. A number of parties have indicated that they are investing so that they can do so next year.
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