The Dutch are not new to being environmentally conscious. Back in 2016, the Dutch government launched a Circular Economy in the Netherlands by 2050 program with many objectives. These include a 50% reduction in the use of primary raw materials by 2030 and a goal to reach 100% circular economy in 2050.
The program aims to reduce the amount of harmful emissions that are released into the environment. It also includes the establishment of the Holland Circular Hotspot – a private-public platform hosting – and encouraging the collaboration and exchange of information and ideas between government, officials, research facilities, universities, and private companies to promote circular economy goals.