The Netherlands, a frontrunner in climate change mitigation and resource management, is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving full circularity by 2050. Despite commendable efforts in recycling, the nation grapples with substantial waste generation, highlighting the urgency for robust waste prevention strategies. This report explores the transformative journey toward waste prevention and the pivotal role of Dutch municipalities in reshaping urban landscapes.
The report serves as a blueprint for municipalities, guiding them toward a waste-free future. By implementing urban policy instruments, Dutch cities can lead the way in sustainable, circular practices, creating an inspiring model for the rest of the world to follow.