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CEDR Call 2015 is open

21 december 2015

The eighth collaborative call for proposals carried out under the CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme was launched on 15 December 2015.

Working for a more sustainable textile sector

1 december 2015

MADE-BY and Rijkswaterstaat are launching a joint European LIFE Project. This project aims at improving the sustainability of the textile supply chain and boosting the circular economy. To achieve this, they are working with partners in England and Denmark. The project has a budget of € 3.6 million. It aims to reduce the amount of clothing entering landfill sites or incinerators in Europe by 90,000 tons per year in 2019.

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InfoMil

InfoMil is the primary source of information and best practices in matters of environmental legislation and policy in The Netherlands.

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Soil+

Information about contaminated site remediation and sustainable land and groundwater management.

Mobility

Sustainable Mobility, Energy and Climate

To increase the reachability and decrease the environmental damage caused by traffic and transportation by optimizing the use of the different (inter)national traffic and transport networks.

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Waste and materials

To prevent and reduce waste streams through re-use and recycling, as well as to minimise the environmental impact of product chains and waste management through a life-cycle perspective.

About Rijkswaterstaat

Rijkswaterstaat performs various knowledge and implementation tasks relating to the environment. Rijkswaterstaat also manages programmes for other clients than the MoIE, such as local authorities and other ministries.

Integrated approach for urban development

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The traditional way of dealing with polluted soil and groundwater does not work in all cases. In urban environments with complex contaminations of chlorinated solvents an integrated approach is needed to tackle the problems.

All-in-one Permit for Physical Aspects

The Dutch Environmental Licensing (General Provisions) Act 'Wabo' lays down the rules for granting an All-in-one Permit for Physical Aspects. The Act replaces around 25 separate permits for such matters as construction, demolition, spatial planning, listed buildings and the environment.