The Dutch sector innovation plans for sustainable packaging: A first reflection

Renee Wever*, Roland Ten Klooster

*Corresponding author for this work

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Member states of the European Union have some flexibility in how they implement EU legislation. With regard to the legislation on packaging and sustainability, the Netherlands has experimented recently with sector innovation plans. Thirteen innovation plans, together representing 88 percentage point (by weight) of packaging introduced on the Dutch market, were drafted and approved. In this paper, we will evaluate the targets formulated in the 13 plans for their diversity and review the process of drafting sector innovation plans through sector organizations. In doing so, we aim to inform policy in other countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018
Subtitle of host publicationPackaging: Driving a Sustainable Future
EditorsZhi-Wei Wang
PublisherDEStech Publications, Inc
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781510879751
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018: Packaging: Driving a Sustainable Future - Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhuhai, China
Duration: 19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 21


Conference21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018
Internet address


  • Circular economy
  • Key performance indicators
  • Legislation
  • Policy
  • Sustainability


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