Case studies Netherlands

Re-use of the "peel waste"

In the Netherlands, 250 million kilos of citrus peels (mainly from oranges) are thrown away every year as a result of the production of fresh juices. PeelPioneers developed a method to recover and re-use the “peel waste” for other purposes.

2019-01-25 more »

How to re-use the collected plastics

Plastic Whale is a company that fishes for plastics on the canals of Amsterdam and on the River Rotte in Rotterdam. The aim of its founders is to clean canals and re-use the collected plastics.

2019-01-25 more »

Mitsubish Elevator Europe: leasing of elevators

Elevators in most storey buildings are currently a standard and at the same time an expensive one-time investment. Mitsubishi Electric Europe has proposed a solution that eliminates the problem of high initial costs and fits in with the principles of a circular economy.

2018-11-29 more »

FAIRPHONE

Fairphone is simply "honest, circular phone". The aim of its creators is to change the way of electronic devices production in the world and to change the trend of consumers to frequent telephone change. On average, one phone is used for no more than 18 months, which has a huge impact on the environment.

2018-11-29 more »

Office building of the future in the south of Amsterdam (Financial district)

Amsterdam's business parks have been growing fast for several years, and every new office building impresses with its modern architecture. However, it is not only the shape that makes them unique, but the circularity achieved through the use of innovative solutions.

2018-11-23 more »

Ioniqa. Circular PET bottle

The chemical company Ioniqa from Eindhoven has created a material that can replace oil in the production of PET polyester.  It is the type of plastic used to produce packaging bottles of water and beverages and clothing.

2018-11-23 more »