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.
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We will be adding new cases on a regular basis. Dutch showcases can be submitted here.
Photo credits: MUD Jeans
Van Engelen & Evers BV - EE labels beyond generations
To create faster, stronger and more sustainable connections between people.
Port of Moerdijk- to connect The Netherlands to new destinations
A place to be directly connected to water, road and rail
Janson Bridging BV- modular reusable bridges
A bridge is not a large object but a composition of smaller elements.
Chemport Europe- Changing the nature of chemistry
A place for a fast transformation to sustainable chemistry
Clariter - a solution to the global plastic waste epidemic
How can we say goodbye to plastic landfills?
TerraWaste - from plastic waste to a cost-free resource
Is there a solution to virgin plastic in industrial and societal contexts?
Van Peperzeel- the collector of old batteries and metals
A new life for old batteries, to be recycled and repurposed.
Synova - inspired by the cycle of nature
Is it possible to convert plastic back to its original building blocks?
Itero - turning waste into a resource
Chemical recycling technologies for plastics circular economies
Food for Skin - Pioneering Natural Cosmetics Towards Sustainability
Is it possible to create cosmetics entirely from natural sources?
RWE FUREC - for a greener hydrogen
What if it would be possible to produce hydrogen from nonrecyclable waste?
Neste - a business based on sustainability
The future of aviation lies in sustainable fuels
GIDARA - to unlock maximum value out of waste
Can we convert non-recyclable waste into cleaner valuable products?
Eigen Draads - to valorize valueless textiles
A sustainable initiative to realise a textile recycling hub
Bureau Veritas - shaping a world of trust
A mission to ensure responsible progress of sustainable practices
BrigH2 - a new way for hydrogen
What if it could be possible to torrefied biomass into hydrogen?
BlueAlp - to accelerate plastic recycling
Cutting-edge technology to upcycle plastic waste into valuable feedstocks
Blue Cycle - from plastic waste to sustainable resources
The place where plastic waste is transformed to reusable oil
Alfa Laval - for a more sustainable chemical recycling process
An innovative way to use expertise on chemical recycling.
Essity and Renewi – Recycling of nappies
Nappies are converted into a new secondary raw material
Chemelot Circular Hub - to accelerate waste technology advancement
A programme to establish an Europe’s leading circular hub
Port of Amsterdam - the 'circular loop' of cities.
A place to create sustainable, shared value for cities, regions and Europe.
IRS Robotics: Sustainability in refurbished robots
Giving discarded robots a second lease on life
Batteryline - manufacturing the batteries of tomorrow
The expert platform for efficient and sustainable battery-line solutions
NOWOS - Waste prevention through battery repair and repurpose
NOWOS fosters sustainable practices in the lithium-ion battery industry
Heskon BV - Battery service expert for small electric vehicles
Heskon BV offers battery repair services for all small electric vehicles
BNA-Battery - Refurbishing battery packs for Hybrid cars
BNA-Battery specialises in reconditioning NiMH batteries of hybrid cars
Injection point & DFNS: a new creation made from recycled materials
Injection Point product made from recycled plastic
Miton accu's en batterijen - Refurbishing e-bike batteries
Miton refurbishes old or defective e-bike battery cells
EcarACCU - Breathing new life into lithium-ion batteries
EcarACCU creates affordable energy solutions by reusing EV battery packs
Seenons - The tech platform to enable the circular economy
Seenons addresses commercial waste through circular waste management
Injection Point: Ace & Tate on becoming a Circular business
Circular Approach with Upcycled Spectacle Cases Made Plastic Demo Lens
Circular insulation panels based on residual streams of cellulose fibers
Aliter Networks - Make a difference with IT
Aimes at extending the life of IT assets
Noord-Holland Noord (NHN)
NHN Development Agency driving forces in Noord-Holland Noord
VonWood - Circular Online Platform
How digitalisation can make the timber trade more sustainable
VLOAT® - Island Living in the City by Circular Floating Districts
The circular answer to future sea level rise
Circularity B.V. - The first completely 100% circularly produced product in the Netherlands
100% Circular Textile Manufacturing Company
Fresh Ventures Studio - Revolutionizing ownership while transforming the food system
Co-founding companies to transform the food system.
Cooloo - Endless Life for the furniture industry
Waste material based circular coatings for Endless Life furniture.
Floating Farm – From cow to city to cow
The first self-sufficient floating farm in the world
Procomat - WasteMate, the smart solar powered waste compacting bin
Smart, sustainable and self-pressing waste bins
C-Bèta - Circular Hotspot
A circular economy incubator at Schiphol Trade Park
Mitsubishi Elevator Europe - Elevator as a service
A "Circular Digital-Engineering company" to realize sustainability
GSES - Transparency Metrics and Certifications for Circular Economy
Digital platform for sustainability and (chain) transparency
BioBTX - making circular chemistry possible
Developing biobased and renewable aromatics for a sustainable future
MUSA intimates - making lingerie comfortable and sustainable
The world's first circular underwear made out of banana
Byewaste - Smart and easy solution to reduce waste
Cycling for recycling app
Milgro - Waste control and raw material recovery
Technology organization for managing natural capital
Umincorp - Tray-to-tray recycling
Finding cooperation across the plastics value chain
Sustonable - The Circular Design Surface
Sustainable decorative surfaces for conscious homes
Ciskin | Circular Skin
New circular facade solution from facade builders
Black Winch - Scalable 'As-A-Service business model'
Turning product-based businesses into an in-house subscription model
Blue Phoenix Group – Building a Sustainable Future
Turning ash into new materials
FLOOW2.Community - making B2B sharing accessible for every organisation, region and network
Enabling B2B sharing accessible
PharmaSwap - battle medication wastage
Pharmacists use sharing marketplace to battle medication wastage.
Tolhuijs Design - Sustainable dutch design with a story
Quality Dutch design products made from waste
Sustainer - Digital foundation for sustainable construction
Development of software packages for circular buildings systems
Pretty Plastic Tiles - cladding materials from up-cycled PVC
Cladding tiles from 100% recycled plastic
De Circulaire Weg - The Circular Road
'Infra as a service', a trigger for true circularity
Kaumera - creating value from sewage
Biobased raw material extracted from sludge granules
Healthy Seas Socks - Sustainable fashion
Sustainable socks made partly from old fishing nets
Basilisk - Self-Healing Sustainable Concrete
Bio-based products for more durable, sustainable and waterproof concrete
Lely - Sustainable farming for the future
Providing advice and innovative solutions for an efficient farm management
MOYU - Rewritable stone paper notebooks
Sustainable Rewritable Notebooks from Stone Paper
Swapfiets - the world’s first ‘bicycle as a service’ company
Swapfiets, the smart bike subscription
CooLoo - Circular Coatings
CooLoo designs and produces high-quality ecological coating solutions.
Circular Stories - Video Brand Stories
Creation of circular stories to drive circular impact!
Leadax - Revolutionary sustainable roofing and Flashing
Circular waterproofing materials, such as flashing and flat roofing
De Afvalbak- Circular Bin Design (& Circular Transition Consultancy)
Dutch Design Waste Bins & Knowledge Partner
Searious Business - helping supermarkets move towards a reusable future
Innovative circular product & strategic business solutions
BINK lampen - Refurbished lighting are lights for life
BINK: vintage lamps fully circular!
Tiny Library - Circular platform for baby products
A library model provides a range of baby products as a service to parents.
Flocus(TM) kapok fiber the biodegradable and circular fiber that will help us plant more trees and regenerate the planet.
Meet the Kapok fiber: natural fibers for sustainable textile materials
Greentom - The greenest stroller on planet earth
The next generation of sustainable child buggy!
Renewd - Giving a second life to electronic devices
Green options for acquiring electronics!
Better Future Factory - Futureproof Packscan
Helping brands to make packaging future proof
Brushkeeper with Ecobrush - sustainable paintbrush
Bruch-Keeper makes painting fun, easy and sustainable!
BlueCity – Circular incubator
From swimming paradise to model city
CHAPLIN: The green road to a circular future
Accelerate the transition to a circular biobased industry.
Veolia - Finish Quantum product
Postconsumer recycled plastic in packaging.
Red Orka - A baby romper revolution
Monthly subscription for 100% organic cotton baby rompers.
Bluecon - Decentralized Small Scale Wastewater Solutions
Solutions which keep water circulating.
SNEW Telecom - Circular telecom and IT with a social heart
How to give a second life to your business IT infrastructure.
Join the Pipe - City Water
Filtered tap-water in a reusable bottle.
Excess Materials Exchange - The Digital Platform
Where to exchange any type of excess material across industries
Plastic bottles, metal packaging and drink cartons get a second life
PMD business recycling by Renewi
Veolia - Wijzonol paint buckets
100% Post Consumer Recyclates buckets
The Swapshop – exchanging fashion items
Swapping is the new shopping
Healthy Seas– from waste to wear
Nylon fishing nets are regenerated together with other nylon waste
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
Circular Durable Goods made out of Advanced Biobased Materials
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
Race Against Waste: inspiring everybody to participate in the transition to the circular economy in a fun, easy and practical way
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 - sharing construction equipment and materials
Results from a successful pilot in Belgium
Green Serendipity - Bioplastics 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
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 Lifestyle - products from plants for a climate-positive future
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 – circular solutions
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
European waste management solutions tailored to local context
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
Recovering cement stone from concrete rubble
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
Circular Design by RAU arquitecture
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
Leading manufacturer of recycling equipment
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
From coloured PET waste into high-quality colourless 'virgin' PET
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 food waste into value on-site
Businesses wanting to tackle the issue of their organic waste had ...
Heineken Green Circles
Partnership to make the region a global example for circular economy
Surplus Food Factory - Salvages food waste
Producing high quality food products for retail and catering
Protix - Nature and technology working together
Nature and technology working together
Rotterzwam - Spread ideas, inspire others
Transforming coffee grounds to mushrooms!
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
Texperium - Towels from recycled material
A front runner of post-consumer textile recycling
Phario - bioplastics from waste water
Bioplastic with excellent technical properties produced by bacteria
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
Plastic fishing trips in Amsterdam’s canals