Many consumer products have a short lifecycle: they do not last long and are quickly replaced, such as disposables and packaging. Other products like clothing and household appliances are used more than once but lifecycles are getting shorter as well, creating overconsumption and waste. Examples are fast fashion and mobile devices. Circular Economy strategies have the potential to offer solutions: use renewable sources, offer new service based business models, enable easy reuse, repair and recycling. Find relevant showcases, events and news below.
Umincorp wins several prizes at the Afvalfonds Verpakkingen Awards
Awarded state-of-the-art technology for closing the plastics loop
Now available in Spanish: Circular Plastics brochure and 3D plastics video
Download the plastics brochure and 3D video in Spanish!
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
Healthy Seas Socks - Sustainable fashion
Sustainable socks made partly from old fishing nets
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
ECESP Networking Village: Inspiring Young Generations to be the Center of CE Transition
Sessions with professionals towards sustainable consumption
TechMeeting: Circular Economy Opportunities in France
online | 17th of May 2022
Matchmaking event for circular companies with technological innovation!
Circular Series: Circular collaboration opportunities in the United Arabic Emirates
Dubai and online | 19th of October 2021
!Changed date: 19 October!
Swapfiets - the world’s first ‘bicycle as a service’ company
Swapfiets, the smart bike subscription
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!
Collaborative and circular food systems to reduce pollution and improve health
online | 27th of May 2021
EU Green Week 2021 partner event
New publication 'Manufacturing: the future is circular' launched
Circular manufacturing requires an international approach
E-waste: Potential effects of Dutch CE strategies on low- and middle-income countries
The case of electrical and electronic equipment
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.
Veolia - Finish Quantum product
Postconsumer recycled plastic in packaging.
Red Orka - A baby romper revolution
Monthly subscription for 100% organic cotton baby rompers.
Join the Pipe - City Water
Filtered tap-water in a reusable bottle.
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
Circular Business Opportunities in Chile: Plastics & Sustainable Packaging
online | 16th of December 2020
Virtual Circular Economy Mission to Chile
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
ASEAN5: Value Chain Approach in Waste Management
Online | 21st of October 2020
Panel discussion between The Netherlands and the ASEAN5 region
Circular Economy & Waste Management: Business Opportunities in France
online | 12th of November 2020
Online meetup for Dutch and French stakeholders
LENA the fashion library
First online and offline fashion library in the Netherlands
Chile: Circular Economy & Food Packaging
online | 25th of August 2020
Addressing the advances of the Circular Economy Road-Map
Ahrend - creating sustainable working environments
Designing and manufacturing quality products, which can be reused endlessly
Van de Sant - Comfortable sustainable furniture
Furniture made from recovered ocean-bound plastics and waste streams
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
Sustainable packaging 2.0
online | 8th of July 2020
Design, Innovation, Solutions in Packaging
Fashion goes digital
Online | 18th of June 2020
What Creative Entrepreneurship looks like in changing times
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
Recycle Sint - Toolkit for toys swap markets
Why buy new toys if you can swap?
BE O Lifestyle - products from plants for a climate-positive future
A water bottle made from sugar cane residual material
Solving a tech problem: circular electronics
Blog #4 of the selection 12 voices on the transition to a circular economy.
WEPA – circular solutions
15,000 tons of drink cartons to be recycled
DutchSpirit – recyclable workwear
A new kind of recyclable fabric specifically for workwear.
Tarkett – Lime-based carpet tiles
Upcycling of lime from drinking water.
WasteBoards - Skateboarding on recycled bottle caps
Ever wondered what to do with 1,000 scrapped bottle caps?
Leapp - ICT refurbishment
Leapp refurbishes Apple products and offers ICT equipment with a ...
The IMPACT method - TNO and Beter Bed
A method for evaluating circularity
DyeCoo Textile Systems - Water and Chemical free textile dyeing
Textile dyeing with no water needed
Auping - Circular mattresses with ambition
Royal Auping is one of the Dutch leaders in circular economy
Bundles - Washing without waste
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
DSM-Niaga - Recyclable carpets & technology
Fully recyclable carpet material
Interface - Carpets made from disregarded fishnets
Replacing raw materials and saving the wildlife
Texperium - Towels from recycled material
A front runner of post-consumer textile recycling
Closing the Loop – Pragmatic solutions for Sustainable ICT
Adding circularity to mobile phone use
Dutch Awearness - Circular workwear
Textile company Dutch Awearness has created the first circular textile ...
Fashion for Good
Global platform for sustainable innovation in the fashion industry