Dutch political parties advocate for accelerated sustainability in chemical industry


During the annual event of the Green Chemistry New Economy (GCNE) platform at the Railway Museum in Utrecht, it emerged that various parties in the Dutch parliament want to accelerate the greening of the Dutch chemical sector. They propose to tax the use of fossil fuels, to legally enshrine the use of recycled plastic, and to revise restrictive regulations.

There is a call for increased support for sustainable pioneers in the sector, with suggestions such as subsidies, a raw materials levy, a mandatory percentage of recycled and bio-based plastic in products, and the appointment of a minister for the circular economy. These points were discussed by representatives of the VVD, GroenLinks-PvdA, BBB, D66, and CDA.