Waste Yearbook 2016

The Afval! Jaarboek 2016 shows the developments in the waste industry and looks ahead to what is to come.

At this sixteenth edition of the Yearbook the content is radically adjusted. The editors have all topics completely re-enumerated, adjusted the structure and content . The result is a more compact Yearbook, in which the information is quickly accessible and clearly presented. In addition, responding to the request of many, the information is also available online. Therefor we have rearranged the information of the Yearbook in two separate product: a print product (the Yearbook) and an online product (the Vademecum).

The Afval! Jaarboek 2016 in its new form gives the current state of the waste policy and the market. The history, developments and detailed information can be found online. The amount and detailedness of the online content differs considerably from the Yearbook. That’s why we have given the site a different name: Vademecum Afval & Recycling.


The layout of the Yearbook is similar to previous editions. The book covers the laws and regulations, case law, describes the development of the waste market and presents the most important enterprises. New is that the book aims to give the reader information fast, both in word and image. In addition, the Yearbook gives an overview of Dutch waste and recycling markets, companies, institutions and products, as well as a who-is-who in the waste sector. All developments and data have been updated to early 2016. In the Yearbook is at every paragraph with QR-code to the page on the Vademecum referred, where more detailed information can be found.

Two products

The Waste! Yearbook 2016 and the Vademecum Waste and Recycling do have similarities in structure and content, but are offered as two separate products. This will allow anyone to take the decision himself between print and online.

The language of the Yearbook as well as the Vademecum is dutch.

The Waste Yearbook consists of two parts. The first section provides detailed information about the waste ans recycling industry (both private and public), the markets, legislation and business informatie. Charts and tables where necessary provide clarity on trends and backgrounds. The second part contains descriptions of companies and agencies. Finally indexes give an additional input to the information in the yearbook. Here's a brief overview of the two parts.


Part 1: Policy and Market

  • The first part describes the waste market and developments in law and regulations.
    The EU legislation and policies for waste management are discussed, their development, current status and future expectations. Also described are the different EC strategies, guidelines and regulations and their relationships.
    The legislation in the Netherlands for the waste sector (Environmental Management Act, the National Waste Plan (LAP1 and LAP2) and the impact on sectors are explained in detail. Attention is paid also to specific policy and regulatory areas, such as that of packaging.
  • Waste landfilled in The Netherlands

    The Yearbook begins with a brief discussion of the origin and development of relevant European waste legislation and policy and gives a view of the current state and expectations for the future. Also different EC-strategies, directives and regulations and their relation to each other are discussed. Dutch legislation for the waste sector, the environmental management Act, the National Waste plan (Lap1 and Lap2) and the consequences for the sectors explained. Stood still is also at policy and regulation on areas, such as that of packaging. In addition, the developments of certain themes in map files, such as those of organic waste and the incineration of waste.

    What follows is a description of how the Dutch waste and recycling market has developed in recent years. Supply of waste from both households and companies and key figures of industries. In doing so, the focus is on the relationship with the objectives as set out in the Dutch waste policy. This part also discusses the position and development of private and public companies in the collection, the ranking and market share in the collection market of domestic waste. Finally, the state of affairs surrounding the export of waste.

  • The last chapter of part 1 looks at the companies in the waste market and the recycling market in Netherlands. It gives a picture of the national development, the consolidation battle as a result of mergers and acquisitions and some key themes like energy and circle economy. Both the private and public companies in Netherlands are discussed. Of a company are not only key figures included (such as the development of sales, Ebit and Ebitda), but also the major events that have taken place in the past. This includes major investments, collaborations and mergers or acquisitions.


Part 2: Who, what, where?

  • In the second part are the profiles of companies and organisations active in the Dutch and Flemish waste sector. You can find contact details and a brief description of the activities. Of the companies in the waste sector are the products and services listed and, descriptions, including the brands. In the register of products and services is fast back to find which companies these. Industry-and interest groups and other non-profit organizations are listed with objectives, activities and governance.  At the end you will find the indexes, allowing you to quickly find the way in the Yearbook and the ' who-is-who ' in the industry.
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