About the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV)
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.