Factsheet Waste and Resources Management

In Europe, the Netherlands has established a leading position in waste management. Currently, 79% of our waste is recycled and the remaining part is mostly used for energy production.
Although this is already a major achievement, the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe calls for a more fundamental transition.

The long-term ambition is therefore to achieve a circular economy in the Netherlands. To meet this challenge, Rijkswaterstaat goes beyond traditional waste management by stimulating integrated waste prevention throughout product chains. What was once considered waste can thus be converted into a resource. This creates new economic opportunities and enhances resource security.