Dutch Prime Minister backs Netherlands becoming a leading player in the circular economy

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An endorsement of the Netherlands becoming a leader in developing a circular economy has been given by Dutch Prime Minster Mark Rutte.

At a trade mission involving 145 participants from 20 countries as part of Amsterdam being voted European Capital of Innovation, delegates found out about the Netherlands Circular Hotspot in the capital.

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The delegates, including Mark Rutte (pictured centre), were given a document containing the vision of how the Netherlands plans to become a leader in the circular economy.

Mark Rutte said: “We are a nation of little hierarchy, with highly educated people, many entrepreneurs and the highest waste collection rates in the world.

“If you put all this together, I think the Netherlands can play a leading role in sustainable urbanisation and the circular economy.”