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Vivianne L.W.A. Heijnen (NL)

Speaker (Minister for the Environment The Netherlands)

Vivianne L.W.A. Heijnen is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. She serves as Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management but internationally she wears the title of Minister for the Environment. She has been serving as the Minister for the Environment since January 2022. Her portfolio includes environment (excluding climate), soil, public transport, railways, international public transport, cycling policy, sustainable transport, the KNMI, the ANVS, and the PBL. In March 2022, Heijnen announced a ban on disposable plastic cups and meal packaging in the office, on festivals, and in hotels and restaurants starting in 2024 in line with the European Union's Single-Use Plastics Directive to decrease waste. Plastic Promise and Green Deal Circular Festivals are supported by the Ministry of Environment.

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