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  1. European Commission launches Communication on deforestation

    Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world's forests.
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  2. Letter minister about sustainable production and ending deforestation


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  3. February 5, 2019

    ESPO publishes new European Palm Oil report

    PROGRESS REPORT 'CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL’
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  4. January 21, 2019

    MJA/MEE results brochure 2017: average 3% efficiency improvement; MVO leader MJA

    In 2017, the companies participating in the Energy Saving Agreement (MJA) achieved on average 3% energy efficiency improvement compared to 2016. For the 17 MVO companies, this was on average even 6.3%. In 2017, the MVO sector was at the forefront and is therefore specifically mentioned in the letter from Dutch Minister Wiebes to the House of Representatives.
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  5. December 19, 2018

    European Commission released roadmap for up-coming Communication regarding deforestation

    Yesterday the Commission released its roadmap regarding an up-coming Communication on stepping up EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation to be released in the second quarter of 2019.
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  6. December 18, 2018

    Dutch households recycle 41% of the used cooking oil

    The Netherlands now has more than 2500 collection points for used frying fat. These are mainly at supermarkets and associations. Most collection points can be found in the provinces of Noord-Brabant, Gelderland and Zuid-Holland. The 'Recycle Frying Fat!' Campaign reports this on the basis of collection data from 2017. "However, there are still too few," says campaign manager Thijs Pasmans. "We call on municipalities, associations and supermarkets to also become a collection point and register."
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  7. November 30, 2018

    The Netherlands signs first bilateral agreement on sustainable palm oil from Colombia

    Intention Statement is outcome of Roundtable on sustainable palm oil with Dutch minister of Agriculture Schouten in Bogota
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  8. November 24, 2018

    MVO: Greenpeace actions are counterproductive. Industry calls for constructive cooperation

    "Sustainable palm oil is only possible if industry, governments, food manufacturers and civil society are committed to this jointly. The actions of Greenpeace are counterproductive " says Frans Claassen, director of MVO and chair of the European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA).
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