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.
Swapfiets - the world’s first ‘bicycle as a service’ company
Swapfiets, the smart bike subscription
Japan and the Netherlands collaborate to accelerate the Circular Economy
A series on opportunities and challenges for a shared circular economy
CooLoo - Circular Coatings
CooLoo designs and produces high-quality ecological coating solutions.
Leadax – World's most sustainable flat 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
Circularity trends in the Dutch manufacturing industry
Diana de Graaf, co-author of 'Manufacturing: the future is circular'
BINK lampen - Refurbished lighting are lights for life
BINK: vintage lamps fully circular!
The Circular Economy topic gains traction in Asia
NL-Japanese Circular Series at Team NL Tokyo Expo 2020
Team NL Tokyo Expo: Webinar Circularity in Manufacturing
Online | 1st of July 2021
Showcasing Dutch and Japanese circular showcases
Circular Economy Powwow
online | 25th until 26th of May 2021
Learn about the success stories of the European SMEs
Circular Economy SMEs across Europe
online | 23rd of April until 9th of November 2022
Good practices from Barcelona to Bottrop
Circular Electronics - Towards 100% Reuse
online | 28th of April 2021
Circular Economy and the effect on the industry
SBS Annual Conference - SMEs as drivers of green growth
online | 26th of May 2021
The opportunities and challenges of the circular economy for SMEs
New publication 'Manufacturing: the future is circular' launched
Circular manufacturing requires an international approach
The Circular Toolbox
online | 1st of April 2021
The Circular Toolbox for Apparel Brands Launch Event
online - HEMbrugterrein Zaandam | 8th of April 2021
With launch of HCH Circular Manufacturing publication
Renewable Materials Conference
online | 18th until 20th of May 2021
Concept to present bio-based, CO2-based and recycled materials.
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
Circular Business Opportunities in Chile: Plastics & Sustainable Packaging
online | 16th of December 2020
Virtual Circular Economy Mission to Chile
Circular Economy for EU's Green Deal ambitions
online | 15th of October 2020
Expert debates to discuss vital questions on EU industrial strategy
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?
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
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
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 ...