This is an explanation of the Dutch environmental regulations for companies. Most environmental regulations for companies can be found in the Activities Decree and/or in a permit. But other regulations may also apply.
A comprehensive overview of soil legislation is provided in the document Dutch Soil Policies. Additional information about Dutch laws, regulations and more we refer to the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
Have you been to a festival this summer? If so, there is every chance that you will have seen a sea of discarded and trampled on plastic beakers. Together with colleagues from the Waste and Materials department, Emile Bruls is working with various festival organisers to reduce and recycle large quantities of waste at festivals. ‘Rijkswaterstaat is a knowledge institute in the field of waste.
Something a small country can be big in: waste! Dutch waste technology companies are advising Canada regarding modernising their waste processing. Rijkswaterstaat (RWS, Department of Waterways and Public Works) is helping to create contacts with Canadian government organisations.