|Photo: Benelux / benelux.int
On the 12th, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in Brussels to witness the signing of a Benelux directive that encourages the ongoing cooperative economic relationship among the three Benelux countries. The directive will be in application until 2020 and is intended to further a circular economy that enables the efficient re-circulation and re-use of goods and services. Goods include such items as mobile phones and coffee machines, which might otherwise be discarded with negative effect to the environmental, while the re-circulation of services will include the cooperative efforts of waste management programs.
Camille Gira, Luxembourg's Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, also attended the signing.
More information, an several more photos, at Benelux.int.