The goal of the COCOON project is to develop policy instruments to promote sustainable waste management.

The Dutch COCOON partner, Rijkswaterstaat, managed to realize meaningful changes in 4 parts of the National Waste management Plan (Landelijk Afvalbeheer Plan, LAP3). These changes have been made within the following themes:

  • Longterm storage 
  • Sustainable landfill management 
  • Redevelopment of old landfills 
  • Landfill mining 

The impact of these changes will be monitored over the coming 2 years.

These accomplishments were shared with the other COCOON partners on 1st of October, during the 10th project partner meeting.

The original article by Rijkswaterstaat can be read in Dutch here