We had a great week! We thank all participants, hosts and our sponsors: Rabobank, Philips, Renewi, C&A Foundation and the Government of the Netherlands.
On this page you find the highlights of the week: from the opening at the PeacePalace by State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven to the Matchmaking Day at the LEF Centre.
Our director Freek van Eijk looks back to the week and wraps it all up in this article.
Some of the presentations that were given during the week can be found here.
On Thursday June 14, at the closure of the Holland Circular Economy Week, Holland Circular Hotspot signed two Memoranda of Understanding. With four other European Circular Hotspots an agreement was made to continue and intensify cooperation. With the Taiwan Circular Economy Network (TCEN) a MoU was signed to exchange knowledge and tools and to work together on circular market opportunities.
On Tuesday June 12 during the conference, Holland Circular Hotspot signed an agreement for cooperation with the French Orée. Ecor and Eyelevel signed a Letter of Intent to work together on development of circulair retail products.
For more information see our news section.
On Thursday June 14 our new magazine Circular is Going Global was launched. With over 40 Dutch showcases it gives an impression of the diversity of sectors and parties involved to create circular solutions. Download a copy here.
Swedish journalist Björn Anderberg visited the Holland Circular Economy Week and was impressed by PET recycling company Ioniqa. This resulted in an article in The Aktuell Hållbarhet and in Dagens Industri, “the Swedish Financial Times”. You can find the article here (in Swedish, translatable with Google).
Ioniqa is one the showcases in our new magazine Circular is Going Global.
On Wednesday June 13 the participants will divide into smaller groups to visit sites and organizations around different themes. In this video we give a taste of what they will experience.
The French organisation Orée and Holland Circular Hotspot have signed an agreement today to further enhance cooperation between France and The Netherlands in the field of circular economy. See also our press release.
Photo: Nathalie Boyer (Orée) and Freek van Eijk (Holland Circular Hotspot).
On June 12 during the Holland Circular Economy Conference EYELEVEL and ECOR signed a Letter of Intent to start the joint development of a multitude of ECOR based products for the circular retail environment. See also our press release.
Photo: Navied Tavakolly, ECOR (left) and Sander Bakker, EYELEVEL
State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven officially opened the Holland Circular Economy Week during a reception held at the PeacePalace (Vredespaleis) in The Hague. She welcomed participants from 15 countries around the world to share experiences and knowledge about circular economy.
(Photos: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management)
This afternoon the first two events are taking in place in circular experience centre C-Bèta:
C-Bèta recently re-opened and is based in an old farm on the Rijnlanderweg in Hoofddorp, a prime location in the Valley at Schiphol Trade Park. The farm itself is already a surprising example of circular thinking: it has been transformed into an inspiration place for anyone who wants something with the circular economy. C-Beta shows what is possible and brings parties together.