speakerMartin van Nieuwenhoven

Ministry Environment / Netherlands

Martin van Nieuwenhoven is working for the Dutch government as a senior policy advisor for waste and resource management. Until 2010 he prepared policy decisions made by the Waste Management Council, representing local, regional and national governments. Now, he is contributing to reach a zero waste society, in executing the Dutch policy program 'Towards a circular Economy in 2050'. Early this year, after an intensive consultation with many private and public stakeholders in five priority sectors, transitions action plans were presented - including one for 'food and biomass'. But to make this work nationally, an international cooperation is very much needed. Martin is involved in several international projects to collaborate with other countries to reach a circular economy.