Circular Climate Booster Event

online | 7th until 12th of April 2021

In the run up of the WCEF+Climate in April 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management organizes a WCEF+Climate pre-event: the Circular Climate Booster, executed by Holland Circular Hotspot and Springtide International. 

The Circular Climate Booster consists of two webinars and a public live event dedicated to two topics with global momentum and that have a severe impact on climate change: textile and plastics. The two webinars provide platforms to best practices that contribute to a circular economy and are combatting climate change. The aim of the webinars is to identify conditions for change and opportunities to scale, and for (new) collaborations to emerge. The results will be presented and discussed in a live broadcasted, international round table with high level policymakers a.o. the Dutch State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate.

Registration links:
Webinar Textiles+Climate
Webinar Plastics+Climate
Round table Circular Climate Booster


Webinar Textiles+Climate

In this webinar we show proven and promising initiatives that make the textile value chain future-proof and contribute to climate goals. During the webinar, the various steps in the value chain, inspiring best practices and opportunities for international collaboration are discussed with circular fashion experts and entrepreneurs.

Date: Wednesday April 7
Time: 9.30 – 10.45 A.m. CET



09.30 Introduction and welcome
09.45 Block 1: The industry: Design, production & material innovation
10.00 Block 2: Circular Business: Demand and Use / New Business Models / Consumer Programs
10.15 Block 3: Closing the Loop: Collecting, Sorting, Remanufacturing, Recycle
10.30: Formulating conditions for change and opportunities for international collaboration

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Chiara Catgiu, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Lewis Perkins, Apparel Impact Institute
  • Ernst Siewers, Dyecoo
  • Mostafiz Udin, Denim Expert Ltd
  • Hans Bon, Wieland Textiles

Moderated by:

  • Douwe Jan Joustra, Circular Economy specialist

Webinar Plastics+Climate

All over the world, solutions are being developed to combat the negative effects of plastic, but a closed value chain is not yet in sight. In this webinar we show proven and promising initiatives in the plastics value chain, opportunities for collaboration and closing the chain. Entrepreneurs illustrate what is already happening and share their visions of what is needed to strengthen both the local and international transition.

Date: Wednesday April 7
Time: 15.00 – 16.15 CET



15.00 Introduction and welcome
15.15 Block 1: The industry: Design, production & material innovation
15.30 Block 2: Circular business: Demand & use
15.45 Block 3: Closing the loop: Recycling & collection

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Patrick van Baal, FrieslandCampina
  • Crystal Howe, Ice River Sustainable Solutions
  • Tom Szaky, Loop/TerraCycle
  • Brian Bauer, Algramo
  • Keiran Smith, Mr Green Africa
  • Maarten Stolk, Ioniqa
  • Joyce Tsonang, African Circular Economy Network
  • David Rogers, WRAP

Moderated by:

  • Freek van Eijk, circular economy expert and director of Holland Circular Hotspot

Round table

On April 12,  The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management will host a high-level Round Table meeting, as a prelude to the two sessions of the World Circular Economy Forum in the Netherlands (Spring ’21) and in Canada (Fall ’21). Mrs. Stientje van Veldhoven, the Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management and responsible for the Circular Economy, together with high level officials from other countries, will address the conditions for speeding up the circular economy.

The Round Table follows two international webinars on textiles and plastics. Industries and organisations from all over the world brought together their best practices on circular economy and climate change. Also they brought forward the conditions they need from world leaders to strengthen their initiatives and businessmodels. Mrs Van Veldhoven and high level officials from other countries will discuss these policy-recommendations together with the chairs of the two webinars. 

Date: Monday April 12
Time: 16.00 – 17:00 CET