The transition to a circular economy plays an important role in both European and Dutch policy. In the EU Circular Economy Action Plan, the EU has defined the measures it intends to take to reduce waste and make products more sustainable.
The Netherlands has bold ambitions for the circular economy as well. For instance, the use of primary raw materials is to be halved by 2030 and the Netherlands should be fully circular by 2050. However, Dutch ambitions are largely dependent on European influences: many circular economy topics are regulated at the European level, and Dutch legislators are therefore rarely able or willing to intervene.
Many Dutch environmental laws are therefore still not very circular. But there has been a significant increase in administrative law norms, whereby the Netherlands is also taking steps towards the circular transition.
In this webinar, Valérie van 't Lam and Roos Bruijnsteen, both lawyers at Stibbe and specialised in environmental and administrative law, discuss the main topics in the field of circular environmental law and the impact of circular, administrative law norms on producers. Topics covered include:
- Waste law
- Environmental permits
- Producer responsibilities
- Product regulations
- Thursday 9 February, 12 noon – 1 pm
- You will receive a link to participate before the webinar starts.
- Participants in the webinar will earn 1 CPD point.
- The webinar will be held in Dutch.
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Week of the Circular Economy
The National Circular Economy Week will take place from 6 to 11 February 2023. Events will be organised in places across the country to share knowledge about the circular economy and highlight its importance. In addition to the webinar on 9 February, Valérie van 't Lam, along with other experts from industry and government, will participate in a live roundtable session on system change in the field of circularity. This event will take place at the Circl building on Gustav Mahlerlaan, Amsterdam. You may attend this event too. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about participating in this event.