CIRCULAIR

We are moving from a linear to a circular economy. The goal is to minimize waste and pollution by reducing, recycling and reusing. Resources are reclaimed to create new monetary and sustainable value. This demands for new approaches and models for collaboration to close the loop of production, consumption and distribution. Explore and experience what the Netherlands has to offer here!

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Amsterdam Smart City

Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) is a unique partnership between companies, governments, knowledge institutions and the people of Amsterdam. It is a frontrunner... read more »

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Finch Buildings – Wooden Modular Buildings

Finch Buildings makes wooden modular buildings. Finch Buildings sets a new standard in building with an adaptable and stackable product of massive timber.... read more »

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Energy Atlas – Visual Energy Tool

How can we turn our cities into low carbon cities? Amsterdam developed an instrument to help local governments and their partners to prepare, develop and... read more »

Image: Urban Mining in Amsterdam: PUMA

Urban Mining in Amsterdam: PUMA

The buildings of Amsterdam contain tons of steel, copper, aluminium and lead. Amsterdam can be seen as an urban mine. In a circular economy, under conditions,... read more »

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Energy & Raw Material Factory – Wastewater Recycling

Water authorities in theĀ Netherlands no longer regard wastewater as merely a by-product to be treated and processed, but as a valuable source of renewable... read more »

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3Di – Water Management Visualisation

3Di is a new versatile water management visualisation instrument that supports operational water management, calamity management, and spatial planning design.... read more »

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Urban Pulse – Understanding Urban Flow Patterns

Urban Pulse generates the knowledge required to build sustainability strategies for energy, water, food, and natural resources in the city. This is done... read more »

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Smart Energy Pilot “EnergyFrontrunners”

In the Dutch municipality of Heerhugowaard, the energy system of the future is being tested in smart energy pilot entitled ‘EnergieKoplopers’... read more »

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GeWoonboot – Sustainable houseboat venue for meetings and training courses

The geWoonboot was built in 2007 by the DeltaWonen housing corporation, as a prototype of a self-sufficient floating home. In the Netherlands, as a water-rich... read more »

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RECURF – A New Life for Urban Textiles

The RECURF project researched re-using circular urban fibres and biobased plastics in urban products. A variety of companies within the Amsterdam metropolitan... read more »

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Black Bear Carbon – Upcycling Tires

Black Bear believes in innovation for a cleaner world. We view the global environment crisis as an opportunity to make meaningful change. Black Bear transforms... read more »

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AquaReUse – Greenhouse Circular Water Chain

AquaReUse is a purification concept where waste water from greenhouses is purified in order to reuse this water for irrigation. In fact, a greenhouse circular... read more »

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PowerWindow – Electricity-generating window

The PowerWindow is a patented and transparent double-paned electricity-generating window that converts light into electricity. Conventional glass reflects... read more »

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Floating Park

Recycled park is the proposal to retrieve plastic waste from the river the Nieuwe Maas just before it reaches the North Sea. The plastics are recycled to... read more »

Image: Play Oosterworld: A Behaviour Simulation Game

Play Oosterworld: A Behaviour Simulation Game

Play Oosterwold is a behaviour simulation game built to test design and finance rules of a Do-It-Yourself MasterPlan in Almere, the Netherlands. Designed... read more »

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