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. Read our publication Manufacturing: the future is circular. Find relevant showcases, events and news below.
Injection point & DFNS: a new creation made from recycled materials
Injection Point product made from recycled plastic
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
International Cradle to Cradle Congress
Berlin, Germany | 8th until 9th of September 2023
International Circular Economy Congress exchange and networking
Aliter Networks - Make a difference with IT
Aimes at extending the life of IT assets
VonWood - Circular Online Platform
How digitalisation can make the timber trade more sustainable
Webinar: Circular Lithium-ion Batteries in NL & US
'Circular Lithium-ion Batteries: US-NL Collaboration Opportunities'
Netherlands introduces National Circular Economy Program 2023 - 2030
Netherlands to launch National Circular Economy Program 2023-2030
Launch of the Circular Gap Report 2023
Circularity Gap Report 2023, annual check-up of global circularity
Cooloo - Endless Life for the furniture industry
Waste material based circular coatings for Endless Life furniture.
Procomat - WasteMate, the smart solar powered waste compacting bin
Smart, sustainable and self-pressing waste bins
HCH Stakeholder Event cheers to a successful 2022
The Dutch HCH network gathered at celebration of new office
The Sustainable Breakthrough #7: Reuse, repair, retail
The Green Exit, Laren | 10th of November 2022
Talks about circularity in the fashion and furniture sectors
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
Tolhuijs Design - Sustainable dutch design with a story
Quality Dutch design products made from waste
Circular Economy Opportunity Seminar in the United Kingdom
The Hague, NL | 23rd of June 2022
Opportunities for Dutch companies in the UK
Seminar Prosperkolleg: EU Circular Economy Action Plan on Plastics
Online | 5th of May 2022
Dedicated monthly seminar to listen to exciting lectures on circular topics
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
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!
Virtual trade mission China on circular smart solutions construction and infrastructure
Online | 9th until 12th of May 2022
Explore circular business opportunities with Minister Schreinemacher
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.
The 3rd World Conference on Waste Management 2022
online | 10th until 11th of March 2022
Theme: Challenge & Practices on Waste Management and COVID-19 Post-Pandemic
Meet the Dutch Circular Award winners 2022!
Frontrunners showcasing circularity in The Netherlands
Circular Business Models: classify forms of value retention and creation
A study focused on the Dutch manufacturing industry
Mechanical Engineering in a Circular Economy
online | 18th of February 2022
Find innovative SMEs and their approaches to circular engineering
Lely - Sustainable farming for the future
Providing advice and innovative solutions for an efficient farm management
Dutch Circular Day 2021 in Poland
Dutch conference within the framework of Circular Week
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 - 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
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
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
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 ...
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
Philips Healthcare - Refurbished Systems
Closing the Loop – Pragmatic solutions for Sustainable ICT
Adding circularity to mobile phone use