Raw material stocks are under pressure worldwide. Annual global raw material extraction grows by an average of 4%. Both the Dutch and the European economies are highly dependent on the import of raw materials. Research found that 80% of surveyed Dutch manufacturing companies foresee problems with critical materials. Current supply chains are complex and vulnerable for shortages in crisis. Circular Economy strategies have the potential to offer solutions: circular design, sharing services and increase repair, re-use and remanufacturing. Find relevant showcases, events and news below.
Studio Wae - Circular Modular Rugs
Making scalable beautiful products from residual flows
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
Leadax - Circular building materials out of PVB-waste
Turning plastic waste into high quality waterproofing products
SEW-EURODRIVE – gearing up manufacturing
A major player in the development of motion control & industrial gearboxes.
Tarkett – Lime-based carpet tiles
Upcycling of lime from drinking water.
Schut Paper – Residual fiber as raw material
Paper that can be reused 7 times over.
Leapp - ICT refurbishment
Leapp refurbishes Apple products and offers ICT equipment with a ...
All Transition Agendas now available in English
Transition agendas Construction, Manufacturing, Biomass and Food translated
Raw Materials Scanner – key indicators on materials dependency
Sustainability risk assessments of raw materials in complex supply chains.
DyeCoo Textile Systems - Water and Chemical free textile dyeing
Textile dyeing with no water needed
The Calcite Factory - processed calcite for a Circular Face Scrub
The Calcite Factory is an innovative facility where calcite – a ...
Auping - Circular mattresses with ambition
Royal Auping is one of the Dutch leaders in circular economy
EMMA Safety Footwear – sustainable safety shoes
Fully circular line of work and safety footwear
NS Dutch railways - Circular fast track
For the past 20 years, the NS Dutch national railways’ double-decker ...
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 ...