Mr. E. Kentin is Esther Kentin is Lecturer at Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law and Sustainability Officer at Leiden Law SchoolProfile page
Last week the Dutch Parliament discussed the proposal for a mandatory deposit return system for small plastic bottles. After more than 25 years of dialogue with the industry, it seems that this might be the only solution to tackle plastic pollution.
With the Black Pete discussion in the Netherlands in mind, I asked my international students, out of curiosity, what they thought of the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition. Turns out that international students have strong opinions on this.