In September 2016, the Dutch government presented an inter-governmental national circular economy programme “The Netherlands Circular in 2050”. It envisions fully decoupling of economic growth and resource utilization. Drivers behind this vision are not just ecological, they are just as well economical. To achieve these goals, the Netherlands has to take action at every level of society and set clear objectives. The first objective is ambitious but not unachievable: a 50 percent reduction in the use of raw materials like minerals, fossil-based fuels and metals by 2030. To realise the objectives set for 2030 and 2050, cabinet concludes circular economy agreements with a variety of stakeholders. On January 24, 2017, a Raw Material Agreement was signed and in mid-2017, a Transition Agenda for biomass and food, plastics, consumer goods, construction sector and manufacturing industry are planned. The Netherlands is definitely not starting from scratch, but already quite successful in waste management: Eighty percent of the total waste is being recycled, 17 percent is incinerated to produce energy, and only three percent is landfilled. But in a circular economy, the country is not just dealing with the last part of the circle (waste and recycling of waste) but with the entire circle, including developing new business models and smarter and more efficient products that last longer, consume less energy and are easy to repair and to recycle. By attending this presentation participants will be informed about the Dutch plans and implementation. Therefore they will be able to discuss, examine, evaluate and compare their own practices and policies and design, plan and develop their circular initiatives.