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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: The Netherlands 2015

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This report is the third OECD review of environmental performance in the Netherlands. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on sustainable mobility, and waste and materials management.



The OECD Environmental Performance Review Programme provides independent assessments of country progress in achieving domestic and international environmental policy commitments. The reviews are conducted to improve environmental performance, promote peer learning and enhance accountability. They are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data, and provide policy-relevant recommendations.

Each review cycle covers all OECD countries and selected partner economies. The most recent reviews include: Spain (2015), Poland (2015), Sweden (2014).

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Waste and materials management

This chapter examines the Netherlands’ track record in the area of waste prevention and management and recent efforts to stimulate the transition towards a circular economy. It provides an overview of trends in material consumption and waste management, as well as related policy and institutional frameworks. The chapter discusses the main objectives for waste management over the review period and assesses performance. Finally, the chapter examines the efforts to promote a circular economy and reviews the next steps that can encourage further progress. The recommendations on waste and materials management are summarised in a box at the end of the chapter.

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