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TOURISM PLASTIC PLEDGE: 150 BUSINESSES SIGN UP TO CUT PLASTIC POLLUTION

Every year over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the oceans. It’s estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. Research has shown that hotel guests generate a lot more plastic waste than a normal household in the same area. Tourism is one of the world’s bigges...

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FUTUREPROOF COFFEE COLLECTIVE: A FAIR PRICE FOR COFFEE

The coffee industry is under pressure. In many cases the production process has a negative impact on people and the environment further up the supply chain, while coffee roasters have to contend with thin margins, high costs and fierce competition. To address this issue it’s high time that ‘rea...

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CLOTHES THE CIRCLE: MINISTER KAAG’S CIRCULAR DESIGNER DRESS

Each year, businesses produce no less than 80 million kilos of clothing but sell by no means all of it. The Netherlands fashion industry alone has an annual surplus of about 21.5 million unsold items of clothing. What’s more, 58 million kilos of the clothing we do wear ends up in the household ru...

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TASTY WASTE: PLATFORM TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE

Food is too valuable to waste. Despite this, a large proportion of what we eat still ends up in our waste bins – both at home and in the food production chain. For example, did you know that in the Netherlands we throw away no less than 1.3 billion tonnes of food every year? This is enough to fee...

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WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING FROM RICE WASTE

Rice straw: it could be something you have never heard of. This waste – which comes from the rice production process – is often burned after the harvest. This happens in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and more countries. The result: smog and air pollution. Research carried out by MVO Nede...

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BLUE NETWORKS: SUSTAINABLE COLLABORATION IN THE DRINKING-WATER SECTOR

Getting clean water from the tap in the Netherlands is taken for granted. However, the way in which it is produced and transported can be improved even further. This is why all ten Dutch drinking-water companies are working together to make their sector sustainable more quickly: under the guidance ...