General environmental rules for businesses
In the Netherlands companies that do not need an environmental permit, there are ‘general environmental rules’ set out in the so called ‘Activiteitenbesluit’. Part of these general rules are directed towards energy and waste. The general rules for these themes are:
- All energy-saving measures with a pay-back time less than five years should be taken.
- Waste should be separated as much as possible unless the costs of separation are too high.
Per industry this resulted into Recognized Energy saving measures and waste directives.
- If a company has taken or planned all ‘recognized energy saving measures’ for his industry, he fulfills the energy requirement in the ‘general environmental rules’.
- If a company sparates the waste streams listed in the Directive on their industry, he fulfills at least the waste separation requirement in the business decision.
Checking these measures in the Envirometer
In the Envirometer the measures beloning to the ‘general environmental rules’ are recognizable by the blue label.
- Recognized Measures for Energy Conservation
- To be separated waste streams according to the waste directive
Through the “filter” you can focus on those measures.