At Holland Circular Hotspot we aim to share our innovations, knowledge and experiences, as well as inspire international entrepreneurs and knowledge institutions with successful circular initiatives. We have gathered more than 100 cases of Dutch circular practices.
Find the latest additions directly below, pick a theme or use the search window.
We will be adding new cases on a regular basis. Contact us if you have an interesting case for us.
Photo credits: MUD Jeans
Grown.Bio - Naturally grown materials: Mycelium
Grows material from mycelium and rest-streams based upon natural principles
Circular Clockworks & Renewi - Circular Watches
Watches made from discarded refrigerators and TVs and shoe production waste
Beautiful Cups & Renewi – From coffee cup to paper products
Coffee cups are given a second life and rainforests are supported
CuRe Technology - Low energy molecular polyester recycling
Creating a fully circular polyester chain
Waste2Wear - innovative textiles made from recycled plastics
100% traceable sustainable textiles
Wolkat - full service processing of discarded textile
Discarded clothing as a raw material for new products
LENA the fashion library
First online and offline fashion library in the Netherlands
Ahrend - creating sustainable working environments
Designing and manufacturing quality products, which can be reused endlessly
Circulus B.V. – from waste stream to raw materials
Circular products made from plastic and biomass waste streams
Coolrec & KPN - Skating medals made of old mobile phones
Will your old mobile soon hang around a skating champion's neck?
Circularise - supply chain transparency for circular economy
Material traceability in the plastic value chain
Van de Sant - Comfortable sustainable furniture
Furniture made from recovered ocean-bound plastics and waste streams
E-waste Race - local collection of old electronic devices
Educational competition between primary schools to collect e-waste
Renewi & PeelPioneers - New materials from citrus peels
Producing raw material for cellulose and pectin
Vanhulley - New products made of recycled company clothing
Circularity in textiles to support socially disadvantaged women
Studio Wae - Circular Modular Rugs
Making scalable beautiful products from residual flows
Biorizon - the profitable way to bio-aromatics
Shared Research Center developing innovative chemical processes
CLEAR RIVERS - litter traps
Fish plastic out of rivers
Werflink - share construction equipment and materials
Online match-platform for construction companies to reduce waste
Green Serendipity - Renewable Carbon Plastics for packaging and products
Circular concept development and consultancy
Renewi - Recycling mouth masks
Facemask gets a second and third life
MycoTEX - 3D produced sustainable textiles from mushrooms roots
Mushroom roots that can be turned into sustainable and compostable garments
Schijvens - 100% recycled corporate clothing
From worn textile & plastic bottles to sustainable uniforms
Dr2 New Economy - Circular wood in the built environment
Reusing beams from a demolished building
Recycle Sint - Toolkit for toys swap markets
Why buy new toys if you can swap?
City Deal Circular City
Bringing together 9 cities, 3 Ministries and 3 knowledge parties
Leadax - Circular building materials out of PVB-waste
Turning plastic waste into high quality waterproofing products
Groningen Seaports - Circulair Cluster Delfzijl
An innovative circular cluster and ongoing sustainable investments
The Blue Connection - Circular strategy simulation
Learning by doing
Dutch Harvest – sustainable crop and compostable packaging
Hemp Tea from Dutch soil where all parts of the plant are used
PaperWise – wise with waste
PaperWise gives waste a second life
FIBI-buffer – sustainable product protection
Reusable, biobased, compostable plastic alternative
BE O bottle - From oil plastic to bioplastic
A water bottle made from sugar cane residual material
Vibers - Biobased materials from elephant grass
Making the switch from traditional materials to organic
Fruitleather – from fruit to leather-like material
Discarded fruit as a starting point
Denimtex - Jeans on the wall
A product that is not only circular but also functional.
WEPA – recycling carton
15,000 tons of drink cartons to be recycled.
SEW-EURODRIVE – gearing up manufacturing
A major player in the development of motion control & industrial gearboxes.
De Fruitmotor – circular fruit cultivation
Transforming surplus fruit into high-end regional products.
DutchSpirit – recyclable workwear
A new kind of recyclable fabric specifically for workwear.
Tarkett – Lime-based carpet tiles
Upcycling of lime from drinking water.
The Ocean Cleanup – Saving the sea from plastic
Developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
Schut Paper – Residual fiber as raw material
Paper that can be reused 7 times over.
WasteBoards - Skateboarding on recycled bottle caps
Ever wondered what to do with 1,000 scrapped bottle caps?
PCAF - measuring the carbon footprint of investments and loans
Dutch financial institutes develop open-source methodology
Instock - Reducing food waste
Delicious restaurant meals from rescued food
Zero Waste Lab - Waste as a currency
Just 27% of the waste in Amsterdam is separated, unlike the rest of the ...
The Mobile Factory - building with purpose
From construction debris into bricks
Kromkommer – Combating food wastage
One major reason why fruit and vegetables are wasted is the extreme ...
Leapp - ICT refurbishment
Leapp refurbishes Apple products and offers ICT equipment with a ...
Upp! Circular Plastic Factory
Building materials made from local plastic waste
The IMPACT method - TNO and Beter Bed
A method for evaluating circularity
Raw Materials Scanner – key indicators on materials dependency
Sustainability risk assessments of raw materials in complex supply chains.
Residual Value Calculator - encouraging reuse of construction products
In a context when circular economy actions are increasingly discussed, ...
Port of Rotterdam - Cooperation is key for the transition
DyeCoo Textile Systems - Water and Chemical free textile dyeing
Textile dyeing with no water needed
SweepSmart - Turning waste into happiness
The Calcite Factory - processed calcite for a Circular Face Scrub
The Calcite Factory is an innovative facility where calcite – a ...
DRIVE - Biocomposite bicycle bridge
The Province of Fryslân (in the Netherlands) has a high circular ...
Ocean Sole - from flip flop to art
Greendish - Sustainable Menu Engineering
Floow2 - World's Reset Button
Schoonschip – a sustainable floating community
A new neighborhood has arrived in the north of Amsterdam. Located in a ...
Auping - Circular mattresses with ambition
Royal Auping is one of the Dutch leaders in circular economy
Modulo Resource and Recovery Centres - Modular environmental waste depots
Bundles - Washing without waste
SmartCrusher - Recycles concrete sustainably
EMMA Safety Footwear – sustainable safety shoes
Fully circular line of work and safety footwear
Fairphone – a durable, ethical and smart mobile phone
MUD Jeans - recycling jeans, a world without waste
Dutch fashion entrepreneur Bert van Son decided to put a stop to the ...
Fibersort – Processing textile fibres for reuse
20 million tons of post-consumer textiles provide incredible opportunities
ReBlend and Ahrend - Responsible seating furniture
Upholstery fabric made of 100% recycled textile
Venlo City Hall
Bio-Based Bridge – Reducing use of fossil raw materials
Liander/RAU - Finding common ground in circular collaboration
NS Dutch railways - Circular fast track
For the past 20 years, the NS Dutch national railways’ double-decker ...
Madaster - Attaching circular value to building materials
Rijkswaterstaat - Circular innovations
Fair Meter - Preparing for a future-proof energy transition
A fair meter is a smart energy metre, made from responsibly sourced, ...
SNEW – Adding value to waste
Planet Earth’s raw materials are running out. In 20 years’ time, over ...
CIRCO - Creating business through circular design
Bollegraaf - Automated circular solutions
ZERO BRINE – From industrial saline waste water to clean water and minerals
DSM-Niaga - Recyclable carpets & technology
Fully recyclable carpet material
Interface - Carpets made from disregarded fishnets
Replacing raw materials and saving the wildlife
The Great Bubble Barrier
A sustainable fish-friendly technology to mitigate marine pollution
Van Werven Plastics Recycling - Clean plastics as raw materials
High-quality raw materials from post-consumer hard plastics
Perpetual Plastic Project - Mobile lab recycles plastic in 3D printer
Ioniqa - Developing 'everlasting' plastic
Vitens - Water as a source of the Circular Economy
The Vegetarian Butcher - Curb the cravings of meat lovers
Jaap Korteweg decided to become a vegetarian after the outbreaks of ...
The Waste Transformers - Turning organic waste into value on-site
Businesses wanting to tackle the issue of their organic waste had ...
Heineken Green Circles
Surplus Food Factory - Salvages food waste
Producing high quality food products for retail and catering
Protix - Nature and technology working together
Rotterzwam - Spread ideas, inspire others
Pharmafilter - Converting hospital waste water
C-Bèta - Circular breeding ground
C-Bèta is a circular breeding ground in a former farm near Schiphol ...
Black Bear Carbon - Second life for discarded tires
BlueCity – Circular incubator
An inspiring local accelerator
Texperium - Towels from recycled material
A front runner of post-consumer textile recycling
Phario - bioplastics from waste water
Philips Healthcare - Refurbished Systems
Closing the Loop – Pragmatic solutions for Sustainable ICT
Adding circularity to mobile phone use
FosVaatje - Your urine as fertilizer
Park 20|20 ̶ The world's first Cradle to Cradle inspired work environment
Dutch Awearness - Circular workwear
Textile company Dutch Awearness has created the first circular textile ...
Rabobank - Circular Economy Challenge
Fashion for Good
Global platform for sustainable innovation in the fashion industry