Ton van der Giessen, vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of Holland Circular Hotspot and CEO of Van Werven and HCH’s Hans van Ek were present on 8 October 2019 at a circular side event of the impressive Industrial Fair in Brno, Czech Republic. Ton van der Giessen signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalve of HCH with INCIEN’s CEO Soňa Jonášová. This event was organized by INCIEN in close cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Prague. INCIEN is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, focused on innovative environmental management and is the driving force behind the circular economy in the Czech Republic. In addition to presentations and participation in panel discussions by HCH, discussions were held with dignitaries, companies and other relevant actors about possible future cooperation. INCIEN would like to actively participate in the European network of national circular hotspots which was started by HCH in collaboration with Circle Economy.
The Czech Republic is dependent on many raw materials from abroad and offers plenty of circular opportunities in areas such as waste management / recycling, biogas, remanufacturing (eg automotive), circular agriculture, water, textiles, education and the steel industry. The Industrial Fair in Brno also wants to pay more attention to the circular economy next year. This may offer opportunities for a circular economy Table at the pavilion of co-organizer Czech Invest.
See also the interview with HCH’s Director Freek van Eijk.
The Dutch Circle Economy is also involved in circular city scans in the Czech Republic.
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