Holland Circular Hotspot

Embassy tools to spark the international CE transition

As a frontrunner in Circular Economy, the Netherlands has a great position to promote Dutch circular solutions for global challenges. Dutch embassies throughout the world have an important role in accelerating the transition to a Circular Economy. We want to empower you with this self-service package of CE tools.

Scroll down this page and you find slide packages with Dutch best practices and relevant links. If you miss anything or have any specific requests, please contact us!

Circular Economy (CE) the basics

Use the following slide package to explain the concept of Circular Economy. In the speaker notes, you will find additional information where scripts were added per slide. The interactive CE knowledge map brings quick and clear insight into the concept.

Slide package Circular Economy – The Concept

Interactive CE Knowledge Map

Dutch ambitions

The Dutch government has set up ambitious transition programmes for five major raw material chains:
food and biomass, plastics, manufacturing, construction, and consumer goods.

Overview – Dutch Government CE policies
Official Circular Economy page – Dutch Government

By looking into the following slide package you will understand better how the Dutch government seeks to enhance circular economy initiatives:
Slide package Government Best Practices

Determine the phases and steps in your local scenario:
Implementing a Circular Procurement Resource Efficient Business Model

Dutch best practices

Take a look at a selection of Dutch best practices and cases on Circular Economy.

Find our selection in our Magazines:
Circular is Going Global edition 2  (June 2018)
Circular is Going Global edition 1 (January 2018)

Download self-service slide packages with best practices per priority sector:
Priority sector Biomass & Food
Priority sector Construction
Priority sector Consumer Goods
Priority sector Manufacturing Industry
Priority sector Plastics

Dutch Circular Cities

Share knowledge and experience of circular cities solutions from the Netherlands to inform and inspire parties and to stimulate international cooperation!

In the Circular Cities brochure, many circular examples the Netherlands can be found. A circular economy in cities can start small and deliver results ‘close to home’. Solutions can jump from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, each in their own context and with their own local hero. The brochure is aimed at an international audience of decision-makers involved in city administration and development.

Download the full brochure.

Knowledge institutes and collaborations

We aim to be a circular hotspot that enables CE knowledge to be shared without boundaries. In the future, we will provide tools in which CE knowledge is mapped and potential partners can be found. In the meantime, you can have a look at a Quick Scan of the knowledge landscape in the field of the circular economy in the Netherlands. The Quick Scan was developed by ‘Het Groene Brein’, a platform which helps businesses to implement new, sustainable business models, using the latest scientific knowledge on sustainability. For now, their website is only available in Dutch.

Quick Scan – Dutch CE knowledge institutes

‘Het Groene Brein’ webpage

Top useful tools for organisations to get started with CE

A growing number of tools are under development which can serve the interest and need of organizations considering taking the steps to a circular business model. The tools currently available are scans (of cities, sectors, products), databases, indicators, calculators, guides, analysis, among other materials. These can have as focus countries, regions/cities, sectors, products, and business models.

More information can be found at HCH’s useful tools page and Het Groene Brein’s knowledge map.

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