Opportunity Seminar Circular Economy within the Built Environment and Plastics in Belgium

online | 12th of October 2021

Are you active in the field of the circular economy in the built environment or plastic sector? Would you like to know more about opportunities in the Belgian market? Register for the ‘Opportunity Seminar Circular Economy’. The Netherlands and Belgium are closely linked due to the transition to a circular economy, which is expected to create nearly 100,000 new jobs in Belgium and an added value of €7.3 billion.

Based on the recently conducted study by KPMG, commissioned by the Dutch embassy in Brussels and RVO, the Seminar will inform about trends, developments, and concrete market opportunities in the field of Built Environment and Plastics. The seminar will also allow participants to talk with embassy representatives, the RVO, and fellow entrepreneurs with experience in the region.

*This opportunity was created in collaboration with Holland Circular Hotspot.

For further information and registration, here.


Opportunities for Dutch companies

Belgium is a leader in areas such as recycling issues and renewable plastics. Various investments are aimed at strengthening the circular economy in the three regions. For example:

  • Investment of € 700 million from industry and trade to construct three new recycling centers for plastic waste. The aim is to be able to recycle 65% of household waste by 2023.
  • Investment of €35 million from the federal government for new technologies and value chains, such as innovative recycling techniques (including for complex products), the use of secondary or renewable raw materials, or the collection of waste.
  • Investment between now and 2050 of €30 billion from the Brussels-Capital Region to triple the renovation rate.