KIDV (Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging)

Sustainable packaging = circular packaging The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) was established in 2013 to contribute to a circular economy for packaging materials. Circular packaging means that packaging is designed, produced and processed in such a way that can be renewed, reduced, re-used and recycled. Thus, we create new economic opportunities, become less dependent on other countries for raw materials, and it benefits the environment.

Developing, consolidating and sharing knowledge

Partnership between suppliers, producers and importers of packed goods, waste processors and recyclers is essential for this. After all, the aim is to close the whole chain: from raw material to re-use. A condition for this cooperation is that all stakeholders in the chain have access to factual knowledge about sustainable packaging based on the following principles: reduce, re-use, renew and recycle. The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) is responsible for the development, consolidation and sharing of that knowledge.


Address: Zuid-Hollandlaan 7, 2596 AL The Hague, The Netherlands

Telephone: +31707620580 Karen van de Stadt (Packaging Expert)

Email: kvandestadt@kidv.nl

Website: https://www.kidv.nl/


Pet-trays: working towards structural solutions

The use of PET-trays has increased exponentially in recent years. However, the trays are still difficult to recycle, which leads to the accumulation of large stocks at waste sorting companies and post separators. The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) carried out an exploratory...
16 December 2016

Scientific research program

In the period 2015 – 2018 the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) conducts a scientific research program to the reduction of the environmental impact of future packaging chains in the Netherlands together with the universities of Twente, Groningen, Delft, Wageningen, Aachen...
16 December 2016

Sector innovation plans

It was agreed in the Dutch Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022 that sector organizations would formulate innovation plans with the highest attainable objectives for sustainable packaging. The highest attainable objectives must be achieved in 2018. In 2017 sector organizations will commence...
16 December 2016

Research into the plastic (packaging) chain

In the Dutch Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022, the national government, the packaging industry and the Dutch municipalities (VNG) agreed to work towards a system in which revenue covers costs. The Addendum to the Framework Agreement states that significant steps will be implemented...
16 December 2016

Reducing the use of carrier bags in the retail channel

In this publication, the KIDV summarizes the outcomes of the project ‘Reducing the use of carrier bags in the retail channel’. This project comprised the pilot study ‘Can it be a bag less’ (2013) and a study on materials for carrier bags (2015). The project showed that shops...
16 December 2016

Collection and recycling of packaging waste, an international comparison

This KIDV factsheet concerns the implementation of the European Directive for packaging and packaging waste and the collection and performance in recycling in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France and Spain. The European Directive for packaging and packaging waste (EU directive...
16 December 2016

Meldpunt verpakkingen (packaging helpdesk for consumers)

The Meldpunt Verpakkingen (packaging helpdesk for consumers) was established by the KIDV in May 2013. It was established in response to the Addendum to the Framework Agreement for Packaging 2013-2022 regarding the elimination and reduction (in weight) of packaging without added value. The KIDV...
16 December 2016

The circular economy as a key instrument for reducing climate change

The circular economy as a key instrument for reducing climate change Proper waste management strategies can achieve a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Increased recycling of 2/3 of municipal solid waste can reduce the annual global greenhouse gas emissions by 6%. The EU’s...
16 December 2016

Pilot study on the collection and re-use of beverage cartons

In 2013, the KIDV conducted a pilot study entitled ‘Collection and re-use of beverage cartons’. This pilot study focused on environmental and cost performance of the different ways of collecting and re-using beverage cartons. Residents in 37 municipalities and two post-separation areas...
16 December 2016