In Europe, 10-15% of building material is wasted during construction. 60% of European offices 60% are not used even during working hours. 54% of demolition materials are landfilled, while some countries only landfill 6%. In The Netherlands, 97% of construction and demolition waste is reused, mostly in low-grade applications. Circular Economy strategies have the potential to offer solutions: use renewable sources, share utilities and space, increase repair, reuse and remanufacturing. Read our publications: Circular Infrastructure– the road towards a sustainable future, Circular Buildings - constructing a sustainable future and ECESP publication Circular Buildings and Infrastructure. Find relevant showcases, events and news below.
The Netherlands at WCEF2023 in Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland | 30th of May until 2nd of June 2023
NL visit to Finland and World Circular Economy Forum
ECESP Annual Conference: Recovery, Open Strategic Autonomy and Resilience
ECESP 2023 Annual Conference in Brussels, Feb. 27-28
New report: 'Achieving EU's climate goals through circular construction'
EU circular construction 4-pager overview
Netherlands introduces National Circular Economy Program 2023 - 2030
Netherlands to launch National Circular Economy Program 2023-2030
Zeeman, PeelPioneers and the Province of Gelderland winners Circular Awards 2023!
Dutch Circular Economy Week!
NL visit to the UK: Circular construction
London, UK | 6th until 7th of March 2023
Explore opportunities for collaboration and visit Futurebuild
Launch of the Circular Gap Report 2023
Circularity Gap Report 2023, annual check-up of global circularity
Spotlight country page The United States: Opportunities for Dutch collaborations
Learn more about the policies and circular economy in the U.S.
Week of Circular Economy workshop: 'Serious game circular value chain'
The Hague NL | 9th until 9th of February 2023
Get to know more about circular business models
Annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference
Hybrid | 27th until 28th of February 2023
CE: A driver for sustainable recovery, strategic autonomy and resilience
Spotlight country page Canada: Opportunities for Dutch collaborations
Learn more about the policies and circular economy in Canada.
HCH Stakeholder Event cheers to a successful 2022
The Dutch HCH network gathered at celebration of new office
C-Bèta - Circular Hotspot
A circular economy incubator at Schiphol Trade Park
Spotlight country page China: Opportunities for Sino-Dutch collaborations
China offers plenty of opportunities for Sino-Dutch collaborations.
#EUCircularTalks: Closing infrastructure material cycles
Online | 22nd of November 2022
The talk aims to foster European cooperation to close material cycles.
#EUCircularTalks: The role of secondary materials in construction
Online | 20th of October 2022
The talk aims to discuss the role of secondary materials in construction.
Sustainable Urban Design Summit 2022
Madison Building, Detroit and online | 13th of October 2022
The event will discuss sustainable urban planning and circular economy.
Circular entrepreneurship in Belgium
RVO Den Haag | 8th of November 2022
Opportunities for Dutch circular companies in Belgium
Australia Part 6: Strengthen cooperation between Australia and the Netherlands
The sixth and final edition of Jacqueline Cramer in Australia
Australia Part 4: Circular buildings and construction
The fourth report of Jacqueline Cramer in Australia
Webinar circular construction: opportunities for Dutch-European collaboration
Online | 23rd of August 2022
Circular buildings and -infrastructure
Sustonable - The Circular Design Surface
Sustainable decorative surfaces for conscious homes
New publication: 'Circular Buildings: constructing a sustainable future'
Inspiring circular collaboration between the building environment
NL Trade Mission to Belgium – Circular Infrastructure and Construction
The Netherlands & Belgium seeks cooperation in the construction field
Ciskin | Circular Skin
New circular facade solution from facade builders
Virtual trade mission China - Circular smart solutions construction and infrastructure
50th-anniversary diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and China
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 12th until 13th of October 2022
Join the Leading European Architecture Forum
Circular Week 2022
Poland | 3rd until 6th of October 2022
Save the date for the fifth-anniversary edition of the Circular Week!
Holland Circular Hotspot partners with Global Sustainable Enterprise System
New collaboration to jointly promote circular economy internationally
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
Tackling root causes: halting biodiversity loss through the circular economy
online | 13th of June 2022
Learn the role a circular economy can play in halting global biodiversity
Sustainer - Digital foundation for sustainable construction
Development of software packages for circular buildings systems
Circular Economy Opportunity Seminar in the United Kingdom
The Hague, NL | 23rd of June 2022
Opportunities for Dutch companies in the UK
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
Nordic Circular Summit 2022
Stockholm, Sweden & Online | 22nd until 24th of November 2022
Learn more about circular opportunities in the Nordic region from the event
Recap: Dutch Circular Day at Dubai Expo 2020
Reinforcing circular partnerships between The UAE and The Netherlands
Trade Mission to Hungary and Slovakia on Circular Construction and Recycling
Budapest and Bratislava | 28th until 30th of June 2022
Discover opportunities on construction and recycling in Hungary & Slovakia!
Basilisk - Self-Healing Sustainable Concrete
Bio-based products for more durable, sustainable and waterproof concrete
MaterialDistrict: An Expo of Sustainable Materials in Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands | 5th until 7th of April 2022
An annual event in NL that demonstrates innovation in sustainable materials
TechMeeting: Circular Economy Opportunities in France
online | 17th of May 2022
Matchmaking event for circular companies with technological innovation!
Webinar on Sustainable and Circular Construction in Belgium
Online | 21st of April 2022
Interactive session on market opportunities and relevant tenders in Belgium
Holland Circular Hotspot welcomes UAE trade mission on Green & Smart Buildings at C-beta
Physical Gulf region incoming mission in the Netherlands
NL Trade Mission to Belgium - Circular Infrastructure and Construction
Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and/or Leuven | 19th until 20th of May 2022
Explore circular infrastructure businesses with Minister Schreinemacher
Kigali, Rwanda & Online | 6th until 8th of December 2022
For the first time, World Circular Economy Forum will be hosted in Africa!
UAE: making the shift towards circular economy
Dutch-UAE collaboration towards circular economy
International Conference on Urban Economy and Sustainable Development
Online & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 6th until 7th of December 2022
A platform for multistakeholder to discuss sustainable development.
Meet the Dutch Circular Award winners 2022!
Frontrunners showcasing circularity in The Netherlands
SBIR call: Funding Opportunities to design and innovate with local materials in Africa
SBIR-Funding Opportunities for sustainable designers-innovators in Africa
Circular infrastructure in international perspective
online | 9th of February 2022
Dialogue on developments, opportunities and ambitions
Presenting Europe's circular economy to the world - an international conversation at the World Expo in Dubai
Europe’s work for the transition to the circular economy in Expo 2020 Dubai
Session 'Grenzeloos Circulair'
online | 7th of February 2022
Session on international entrepreneurship for Dutch circular companies
Global launch: ‘Circular Infrastructure: the road towards a sustainable future’ at Expo 2020 Dubai
Dealing with global issues through circular infrastructure
Israel - Netherlands Circular Economy Forum
online | 26th of January 2022
Collaborations for Circular Building & Infrastructure
Dutch Circular Day at World Expo Dubai
Netherlands Pavilion at World Expo Dubai | 24th of March 2022
Finding common ground for Dutch-UAE circular collaboration
Week of Circular Economy 2022
Several locations | 7th until 12th of February 2022
The week of circular economy is coming!
Holland Circular Hotspot to take part in the European Circular Days at Dubai2020Expo
Circular Europe Days at the Dubai EXPO
Circularity in construction, opportunities in the Latvian market
online | 8th of December 2021
Webinar on circular solutions in the Latvian construction sector
Workshop on 'Selection, permits and monitoring of construction & demolition waste management sites and facilities'
online | 15th of November 2021
CONDEREFF project - Workshop and Exchange of experience visit
Decarbonising Europe’s building stock: energy efficiency, circular economy and whole-life carbon
online | 10th of November 2021
Decarbonising Europe’s building stock
Opportunity Seminar Circular Economy within the Built Environment and Plastics in Belgium
online | 12th of October 2021
Opportunities for Dutch companies in Belgium
Leadax - Revolutionary sustainable roofing and Flashing
Circular waterproofing materials, such as flashing and flat roofing
Easy Housing – Circular and climate-smart building system
Affordable and sustainable housing
#EUCircularTalks: Relevance of deconstruction design to enable the renovation wave
online | 19th of July 2021
A discussion panel on main challenges to deconstruction design
Request for information: Circular construction Israel
Opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs
Opportunities for Circular Economy within the Irish construction and demolition sector
35% of public spending in Ireland has been on roads and housing
Dutch-English conversations on circular solutions in plastics, textiles and built environment!
Strengthening collaboration between The UK and The Netherlands
Circular & sustainable construction Meet-up | Hungary and Slovakia
online | 9th of June 2021
Sustainable construction business to Hungary and Slovakia
Pre-event Dubai Expo 2020
online | 9th of June 2021
Opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs
New spotlight country page: Ireland
Circular opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs
Circularity in Italian cities: interesting development for international collaboration
Country booster webinar
Circular opportunities in the Irish construction & demolition sector
online | 1st of June 2021
Explore the opportunities for Dutch-Irish collaboration
Circular and Innovative Public Procurement: Know-how transfer between the Netherlands and Czechia
online | 12th of May 2021
Good practices in public procurement between Dutch and Czech companies
BlueCity – Circular incubator
From swimming paradise to model city
#EU Circular Talks - Towards a circular European infrastructure
online | 11th of May 2021
The role of circular infrastructure at different levels
The Circular Approach to Building Buildings
online | 11th of May 2021
Dutch and Canadian circular construction approaches and best practices
Strengthening Anglo-Dutch circular collaboration
online | 29th of April 2021
The future is circular
CHAPLIN: The green road to a circular future
Accelerate the transition to a circular biobased industry.
A low-carbon and circular industry for Europe
online | 5th of March 2021
A breakfast briefing to launch the Think2030 paper.
Circular City Week New York 2021
NYC & online | 22nd until 28th of March 2021
Events and activities, hosted by an array of local and global stakeholders.
Excess Materials Exchange - The Digital Platform
Where to exchange any type of excess material across industries
Benelux collaboration for recovery plans in circular construction
Webinar report 'Benelux Builds Circular'
Circular construction opportunity in New York: Governor's Island develops sustainability hub
online | 3rd of November 2020
Call for proposals
Circularity in Construction: Opportunities in the Netherlands and Latvia
online | 3rd of November 2020
B2B match-making event between Latvia and The Netherlands
WasteBuild 365 - Time for Action
online | 17th of September 2020
Accelerating towards a circular built environment
Biorizon - the profitable way to bio-aromatics
Shared Research Center developing innovative chemical processes
Werflink - sharing construction equipment and materials
Results from a successful pilot in Belgium
online | 15th until 16th of July 2021
Say Yes to Zero Waste
Schiphol Trade Park and Heembouw agreement for circular renovation of warehouse C-Bèta
More and new workspaces for circular entrepreneurs and events!
Dutch CE companies and knowledge institutes take a next step in the collaboration with California
Trade Mission California November 2019
Denimtex - Jeans on the wall
A product that is not only circular but also functional.
The Mobile Factory - building with purpose
From construction debris into bricks
All Transition Agendas now available in English
Transition agendas Construction, Manufacturing, Biomass and Food translated
Residual Value Calculator - encouraging reuse of construction products
In a context when circular economy actions are increasingly discussed, ...
DRIVE - Biocomposite bicycle bridge
The Province of Fryslân (in the Netherlands) has a high circular ...
Schoonschip – a sustainable floating community
A new neighborhood has arrived in the north of Amsterdam. Located in a ...
Modulo Resource and Recovery Centres - Modular environmental waste depots
SmartCrusher - Recycles concrete sustainably
Recovering cement stone from concrete rubble
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
Madaster - Attaching circular value to building materials
Rijkswaterstaat - Circular innovations
C-Bèta - Circular breeding ground
C-Bèta is a circular breeding ground in a former farm near Schiphol ...