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Rik Winsemius, Founder , posted

Amsterdam Circular Challenge

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Amsterdam wants to be the circular capital of the world. And we’re already halfway to make this vision come true. Companies, govermental organisations, universities & scientists, they all come to Amsterdam to participate in the growing amsterdam circular movement.

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

Urban Factory - AUAS (HvA)

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make the circular economy more tangible

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

8.1% of Dutch Jobs are Currently Circular

The joint research by Erasmus University and Circle Economy shows that 8.1% of all jobs in the Netherlands are currently circular. This total number comprises all kinds of jobs in different sectors, from waste management to creative industries.

Through this research we now know that 90% of all jobs in the Netherlands are not circular and do not contribute to the circular economy. The Netherlands has huge potential when it comes to the circular economy, but we will have to put in extra effort in order to increase the size and impact of the circular workforce across sectors. Further research by Circle Economy and Erasmus University will bring to light which skills are needed to be able to implement the circular economy and allow the Dutch and local governments to accelerate the transition. Read more: http://www.circle-economy.com/circular-jobs

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

3D printing with local residual products (plastic waste)

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The Amsterdam ArenA (one of the most sustainable stadiums in the world) replaces in the run-up to the Euro 2020 all stadium seats and would like to do so in a socially responsible way.

It involves approximately 48,000 hard plastic chairs on metal frames and 4 to 5,000 more luxurious upholstered chairs of corporate boxes and grandstands. Along with Better Future Factory, an innovation and design firm specializing in recycling of plastic waste flows, the HvA will examine with the ArenA in what way the seats can be reused preserving the highest value as possible.

Amsterdam ArenA and HvA will explore one of the scenarios in collaboration with 3D4Makers, a company that works with (recycled) plastic filament for printers using Fused Deposition Modelling. The question is how the material of the stadium seats behaves with these processing techniques considering the impurity of the material.

In addition, this project investigates the technical and aesthetic properties of the processed material in order to determine what can be made for this type of products.

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Sladjana Mijatovic, Program Manager at City of Amsterdam, posted

Circular Dataplatform

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creating insights in the flow of raw material and waste

Urban Pulse research as starting point

The Urban Pulse research generated the knowledge required to build sustainability strategies for energy, water, food, and natural resources in the city.

A fresh approach to ‘urban metabolism’ can ensure that Amsterdam will be spared shortages of energy, water, food or natural resources in the future, and will reduce environmental pressure. This can only be achieved by acquiring a clear and precise understanding of the flow patterns of essential resources in the city. The researchers used a combination of methods and technologies informed by local residents, knowledge and industry partners.

Data of different urban flows such as water, waste, food and energy must be integrated and made easily accessible to relevant stakeholders. Only then can it become possible to identify options for reuse, cascading and synergies between these different urban flows.

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Download the Urban Pulse report

Read more about the PUMA Project.

Publications

<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921344916302294>

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jiec.12461/abstract

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joris hoebe, Boss , posted

Rainbeer (Hemelswater)

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Besides taking on the heavy rainfall problem (rainproofing the city) we focus on making our products and the producers we work with circular.

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First Zero Waste Lab in Netherlands

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The Zero Waste Lab is an initiaitive of De Gezonde Stad (the Healthy City) and is supported by partners Stadsdeel Oost, Icova, Cities Foundation, de Regenboog Groep, Ymere and EY.
Besides, the Dapper Market, local entrepreneurs, the Dapper School and residents join.

Smart Stories

Check the article about the Zero Waste Lab featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':

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Maarten Mulder, Projectmanager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

RE-ORGANISE

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Re-organise organic waste streams to create a benefit for all

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Simme Andriesma, posted

Biogasboot

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Biodigesting a way into a sustainable future

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Kim Nackenhorst, Owner at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

RECURF

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RECURF focuses on the possibilities to process the new material combinations of bio-based plastics and textile residues in attractive circular products for interior and exterior uses



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Emma van der Veen, New business development | Product Management at Philips, posted

The Ceuvel

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During a tour on this extraordinary space in the north of Amsterdam you’ll learn about bottom-up community development, architecture & spatial planning , phytoremediation of polluted soils and closed-loop cleantech integration. After your tour you can book lunch at the ceuvel café!

During a tour on this extraordinary space in the north of Amsterdam you’ll learn about bottom-up community development, architecture & spatial planning , phytoremediation of polluted soils and closed-loop cleantech integration. After your tour you can book lunch at the ceuvel café!

Address:

Korte Papaverweg 4
1032 KB Amsterdam

For more information about the tours and prices visit our website

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Emma van der Veen, New business development | Product Management at Philips, posted

De Ceuvel

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De Ceuvel is one of the most sustainable and unique urban developments in Europe.

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Annelies Van der Stoep, Strategic advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Waste EcoSmart

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Strengthen and increase the innovation capacity of regional research-driven clusters in resource efficiency through cooperation, research and technological development within the waste sector.

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