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1 Waste management in the Netherlands Herman Huisman RWS Environment Whistler, May 29th 2014

2 Content Waste policy EU Netherlands performance in waste management Instruments we used Integrate waste management systems moving from end of pipe to closing the loop New policy: Circular Economy 2

3 Upscaling of waste management in policies and waste markets Integral waste management planning Diversion, Sustainable development Chain approach, SCP Resource policy, circular economy. Scale Of government Public health Focus on collection, get waste out the cities Local issue Municipal scale Environmental Protection, upgrading disposal facilities Provincial scale concessions Recycling Professionalizing, scaling up, separate collection of EPR systems in place National scale, cooperation EU International market >> Focus on environment 3 >> Focus on environment waste management department

4 Waste prevention and Recycling Strategy Framework Legislation Waste Framework Directive Waste Shipment Regulation Waste Treatment Operations Incineration (Energy Recovery) Landfill Directive Recycling standards (under new WFD) Waste Streams Sewage Sludge Batteries Accumulators Packaging Packaging Waste Mining Waste End-of-Life Vehicles Electrical & Electronic Equipment PCBs, PCTs Hazardous Substances in WEEE 4 >> Focus on environment

5 Netherlands performance in Municipal waste management

6 Aandeel nuttige toepassing Recycling and recovery rate per sector 100% 80% 60% 40% consumers agriculture Industry Commerce C&D energy suply 20% 0% Landelijk Afvalbeheer Plan 6 >> Focus on environment

7 Hoeveelheid afval (kton) Development waste production per sector Afvalverw erking Drinkw atervoorz. RWZI's Energie Bouw HDO Industrie Landbouw Verkeer Consumenten >> Focus on environment

8 High performance in waste management 1 Decrease of waste State of the art Treatment facilities 8

9 Waste to Energy plants in The Netherlands 9 9 >> Focus on environment

10 High performance in waste management 2 Waste tracking And monitoring system High recycling rates All waste: 80% Municipal waste: 52% Professional and competitive waste sector 10

11 Hybride responsibility Municipality -Residual waste -Bio waste -Bulky waste Producer/Importer -Cars/end of live vehicles -Car tires -Electronic and electric waste -Batteries -Paper and cardboard -Packaging Duty of care: Paid by citizens (municipal waste tax) EPR: Paid by consumers/producersimporters (recycling fee or included in price) >> Focus on environment

12 Break down costs of municipal waste management 2010 treatment bulky 7% indirect costs 16% other 0% paper 2% collection organic 6% composting organic 5% collection residual 21% collection bulky 13% treatment residual 30% Landelijk Afvalbeheer Plan >> Focus on environment 12

13 seperate collection (%) Comparison urbanized municipalities Arnhem Nijmegen Deventer Maastricht Katwijk Enschede 30 Leeuwarden Dordrecht Groningen Schiedam Leeuwarden Amsterdam Vlaardingen Costs (Euro/household) 13

14 Elements of waste policy Waste hierarchy: prevention, re-use, material recycling, energy-recovery, incineration, land filling Economic instruments to steer the waste to the preferred treatment Stringent standards for disposal and recycling: decrees on landfill and incineration, standards for building materials, organic fertilizers, ban on landfill Planning at National level: starting with concessions for collection and treatment, nowadays market approach and integral national waste planning Cooperation between 3 levels of government: municipal, regional and national Education and communication to create awareness and enhance participation with separate collection schemes Producers responsibility: legal as well as non legal systems for car tires, batteries, Weee, ELV, packaging Notification and registration of waste transports: from separate to one integral system of registration and notification of waste transports Control and enforcement >> Focus on environment waste management department

15 Responsibilities of EPR organisations (on behalf of PI s) Create a stable collection system Create awareness and environmentally responsible behavior Contribute to design for recycling and ecodesign Prevent illegal trade and export Annual Reporting on collection and recycling performance Environment Ministry EPR regulation and control Batteries WEEE Packaging Car tyres ELV Window Panes >> Focus on environment

16 Recent analysis 16 ANDI Seminar, Data source: BIO IS, commissioned by the European Commission 16

17 Moving towards Resource Management PRODUCTION CONSUMPTION END OF LIFE Extraction Manufacturing Transport Distribution Purchasing Use Re-use Preparing for Re-use Separate Collection Recycling Reduction at source Sustainable consumption Other treatment and recovery Avoided waste flows Diverted waste flows WASTE PREVENTION Waste Minimization WASTE MANAGEMENT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 17

18 18 Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu 5 juni 2014

19 Thank you for listening! 19

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