National ThinkTank: Ten solutions towards a circular economy

Ten feasible solutions to accelerate the transition to a circular metropolis. These solutions are included in the National Think Tank report on the annual ThinkTank theme of Circular Economy.

Plastic Oceans: MEPs back EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021

Single use plastic products will be banned from the EU market from 2021, under draft plans approved by Parliament on 24 October 2018. These are items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds.

Louise Vet takes first place in the Sustainable 100

The Trouw Sustainable 100 is an annual list of the most influential and inspiring thinkers and doers involved in sustainability and nature in the Netherlands. We congratulate Louise Vet on this first place.


More than 90% commercial stocks in the Mediterranean Sea are overfished. Oceana strives to reverse this situation by securing policy reforms and improving the enforcement of current laws.

National ThinkTank on Circular Economy

The theme of the 13th edition of the Dutch National ThinkTank is about Circle Economy. It had its official start in the middle of August 2018.

Rewilding Europe

Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms create wilder, more biodiverse habitats. Key stakeholders are challenged to adopt the rewilding philosophy and scale up in order to make changes that are beneficial for European nature.

Chefs for Good Fish

Most of the fish on the menu in restaurants is not sustainable. The Good Fish Foundations’ ‘Chefs for Good Fish’ program wants to change this. It raises awareness among hotel and catering businesses, chefs and suppliers.

IFAW: online wildlife trade in Europe and Russia persistent

IFAW research highlights the vast quantity of live animals and their body parts available for sale online. It also details the challenges and opportunities faced in putting an end to wildlife cybercrime.


The Aeolian archipelago, north of Sicily, is under pressure from increasing tourism and unsustainable fishing practices. Illegal and unregulated fishing leads to over-fishing.

Plastic Solutions Fund

Plastic is one of the biggest pollution threats our ecosystems faces. The Plastic Solutions Fund builds collaborations around the world to help solve the plastics crisis. It finances a worldwide movement to combat single-use plastics.

African Parks

Africa’s biodiversity and natural systems are under extreme threat. African Parks developed a successful public-private partnership conservation model to secure the future of protected areas comprising critical habitats for wildlife in Africa.

Stichting de Noordzee

The ecosystem of the North Sea is under pressure. Stichting De Noordzee (North Sea Foundation, SDN) works to reduce the pollution of the North Sea and its beaches by partnering with companies.

Marilles Foundation

The ecosystems of the Balearic Islands face significant pressure, mainly from overfishing, as well as from mass tourism. The Marilles Foundation has the aim of turning the Balearics into a beacon of marine conservation.

Wildlife Justice Commission

Wildlife crimes are causing irreversible harm to biodiversity and to the very fabric of human society. The Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) conducts intelligence led undercover investigations to identify the top-level traffickers.


In West Africa fish stocks are shrinking due to problems such as overfishing and climate change. Greenpeace aims for a structural solution for this crisis, by emphasizing sustainable regional fisheries management and cooperation between governments.

The Plastic Soup Foundation

Plastic litter takes a long time to degrade. It ends up in the environment. The Plastic Soup Foundation is working to ensure that no more plastic will end up in our oceans and seas.