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Paul Cohen-Tannugi, posted

Amsterdam Biochar Initiative

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Biochar is a soil amendment made typically from bio-mass through a process called pyrolysis with low-oxygen. By using a low-cost, easy-to-make biochar stove, communities can arrange to turn common waste products into biochar.
The vision behind this project is for healthy and resilient communities. This means that I prefer methods that promote local, DIY and community approach, so that it can quickly scale and adapt to different towns/cities.

Most importantly, carbon being the element behind Life has tremendous versatility. It can be used to filter water and then used as a soil amendment. Or it can be mixed to make better concrete composites for roads (asphalt) and concrete. It can improve manufacturing by making carbon fiber alloys.
Last but not least, it is done through a circular model of using waste such as wood sticks, bio-mass, paper, saw dust mills, anything with carbon, even plastics. The output heat can be captured for heating buildings and cooking stoves. The opportunities are endless.
Sizes of stove vary in function of available supply/demand dynamics. For more information, check the biochar-international.org or Ithaka International.
Thank you.

PS: Stockholm, Sweden has achieved this recently. If the Swedes can do it, we can learn from them and improve together!
http://www.nordregio.org/sustainable_cities/stockholm-biochar-project/

Some guidelines for background and context
https://www.biochar-international.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IBI_Pyrolysis_Plant_Guidelines.pdf

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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup #10 x Young Impactmakers | SDG 14: Life below Water

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In September, during the SDG Action Day, we will be focusing on SDG 14: Life below Water. This special edition of our SDG Meetup is developed in collaboration with our Young Impactmakers community.

| SDG 14
According to the UN, oceans absorb about 30 per cent of the carbon dioxide produced by humans, and we are seeing a 26 per cent rise in ocean acidification since the industrial revolution. Marine pollution is reaching alarming levels, too, with an average of 13,000 pieces of plastic litter per square kilometre of ocean. That's why SDG 14 aims to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems from pollution, as well as address the impacts of ocean acidification.

| CONTRIBUTORS
Stay tuned for speakers!

| PROGRAM
18:30 - 19:00 Walk-in (grab a drink)
19:00 - 21:00 Event (learn - innovate - co-create)
21:00 - 21:30 Networking drinks

| WHAT IS THE SDG MEETUP?
The Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change.

The SDG Meetup series provides a continuous engagement opportunity to accelerate solutions per SDG and develop shared knowledge and resources. It is also an accessible collaboration platform for established organisations, impact entrepreneurs, SMEs, institutions and independent professionals who want to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way.

Each edition focuses on one SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an interactive evening event meant to generate new ideas, connections, collaboration and action. At each edition we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create an inspiring environment for us.

The learnings of each meetup are shared with the public through a blog series.

| WHERE?
The meetups take place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.

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Enrico Calce, Office Coordinator , posted

Plastic Waste Recyling

Hi everyone!
I am Enrico, office coordinator for a startup of e-scooter sharing. I am looking for companies who can collect and reuse our plastic waste and turn it into swags and other objects and create nice cooperation around plastic reuse. We are also looking for a partner in handling our organic food waste to create compost!
Thank you all!

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Roos Bouman, Business Operation & Strategy at vanPlestik, posted

Vacature Stagiair Content Creation bij vanPlestik

vanPlestik zoekt een enthousiaste content creator / media & communicatie stagiair(e) met talent voor fotografie!

Tijdens deze stage werk je aan externe communicatie in tekst en beeld voor diverse projecten van vanPlestik. In een korte tijd leer je veel over het werken in een klein maar ambitieus bedrijf en zie je van dichtbij hoe onze producten en projecten tot stand komen. Je werkt in een dynamisch, klein en hecht team en krijgt veel verantwoordelijkheid en natuurlijk de nodige begeleiding.

Nieuwsgierig? Lees meer over de stage en hoe je hierop kunt reageren in de bijlage.

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Maartje Oome, Communications Manager at Green Business Club Zuidas, posted

Zero Waste Zuidas 2030

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At the annual Green Business Club Zuidas CEO breakfast, 25 CEO's of Zuidas companies signed an agreement on becoming "Zero Waste" by 2030. This initiative is a collaboration with Amsterdam Economic Board. (Dutch)

Tijdens het jaarlijkse Green Business Club Zuidas CEO-ontbijt ondertekenden 25 CEO’s voor een Zero Waste Zuidas in 2030. Het doel: een circulaire Zuidas waar elk restproduct weer het begin is van iets nieuws. Voedsel, grondstof, herbruikbaar materiaal en uiteindelijk energie.

Fred Bos, Senior Managing Director van ABN AMRO licht toe waarom zij een van de initiatiefnemers zijn van Zero Waste Zuidas: “Komen tot nul restafval in 2030 is realistisch wanneer we morgen beginnen. Niet alleen vanwege de technieken en innovaties, maar juist ook vanwege dit bestaande samenwerkingsverband.”

Met grote volumes samen naar nul
Met ruim 43.000 werkzame mensen vormt Zuidas het grootste zakendistrict van Nederland. Hoewel exacte cijfers niet bekend zijn, wordt er ruim 4 miljoen kilo afval geproduceerd op jaarbasis, waarvan het grootste gedeelte restafval is. Met het ondertekenen van de overeenkomst committeren bedrijven zich aan het gezamenlijk aanbesteden van afvalstromen. Deze aanpak creëert volume, waardoor afval zo optimaal en hoogwaardig mogelijk kan worden verwerkt. In 2020 starten de deelnemers met papier, karton, plastic en organisch afval.

Ronald Voorsluijs, CEO van Milieu Service Nederland, zet in op zero waste en zero emission: “Zo wordt bijvoorbeeld het organisch afval van de Goede Doelen Loterijen op locatie gecomposteerd. Medewerkers kunnen het compost voor eigen gebruik mee naar huis nemen. Dit voorkomt afval én gesleep.”

Samenwerking
Zero Waste Zuidas is een initiatief van Amsterdam Economic Board en Green Business Club Zuidas. De participanten van Green Business Club Zuidas zetten zich al jaren in voor het verminderen van het restafval en het hoogwaardig verwerken van monostromen. Bestaande initiatieven zijn een goede basis voor verdere samenwerking tussen participanten en opschaling. De Amsterdam Economic Board werkt aan een regionaal grondstoffentransitieprogramma waarbij samenwerking en schaal essentieel zijn voor innovatie, vernieuwing en grootschalige verandering.

“Zero Waste Zuidas betekent circulariteit als uitgangspunt door de hele keten. Dat houdt in: anders ontwerpen, inkopen, slimmere logistiek, duurzame bronnen en hergebruik. Wanneer dat in Zuidas lukt, lukt het overal. De blauwdruk van deze beweging, het hoe en wat, kan door andere zakendistricten, bedrijventerreinen, overheden en Green Business Clubs worden gebruikt om afvalstromen volledig circulair te maken”, aldus Marjolein Brasz, Challenge Lead Circulaire Economie bij de Amsterdam Economic Board.

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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Entrepreneurial Solutions for a Sustainable City

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An event during WeMakeThe.City

This full-day experience at Impact Hub Amsterdam is the perfect opportunity to explore how Impact Hub makes cities more sustainable and vibrant through entrepreneurial solutions in plastics, food, inclusion, and circularity. Come get inspired by the diverse solutions of our impactmakers!

You can create your personalised schedule by purchasing tickets to the sessions you want to attend. From attending one session to spending the whole day with us - it's up to you! Learn more and sign up > bit.ly/IHA-WMTC

This event is powered by Impact Hub and the City of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Impact).

MORNING PROGRAM | OPTION 1
10:00 - 12:00 | Impact Entrepreneurs in Action: Gender, Migration and Circular Economy

We need diverse solutions to solve global and local challenges. Want to find out how YOU can make a difference and support the development of these solutions? Join this interactive session co-created by Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change! You’ll get inspired by impactmakers working in gender, migration and circular economy, as well as contributors from The Next Women, Crosswise Works, Generous Minds, and Circle Economy.

MORNING PROGRAM | OPTION 2
10:00 - 12:00 | Circular Strategies

To innovate for a circular economy we must narrow, slow, close and regenerate material resource and energy loops. In this two-hour session featuring Jan Konietzko from TU Delft, you will learn more about these key circular strategies. Use a brainstorm card deck developed at TU Delft to get inspired and generate circular ideas you can start implementing in your business right away! This session is part of our collaboration with the Province of Noord-Holland, which aims to become fully circular by 2050.

12:15 - 13:15 | Lunchtime: Vegan Lunch for €5

AFTERNOON PROGRAM | OPTION 1
13:30 - 15:30 | Make Your Money Green: Sustainable Investing for Newbies

You can accelerate the transition to a sustainable future by investing from as little as €250. How? Through crowdfunding! In this interactive session, crowdfunding platform Oneplanetcrowd will share all the insights you need to start investing in companies and initiatives that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You’ll also hear the crowdfunding stories of impact entrepreneurs working on the SDGs, join speed date sessions with these entrepreneurs, and more!

AFTERNOON PROGRAM | OPTION 2
16:00 - 18:00 | Perspectives on Food and Climate

In this session, the DOEN Foundation will discuss the link between climate action and sustainable food - from how the current food system contributes to climate change to how companies, consumers and policymakers can help lower food’s climate impact! Learn from experts and entrepreneurs about how the concept of ‘food’ is perceived, marketed and sold, and what impact food has on our climate.

AFTERNOON PROGRAM | OPTION 3
13:30 - 18:00 | New Plastic Ecosystem Meetup

Our second plastics ecosystem meetup is a unique opportunity to meet partners from our ecosystem, and get inspired by the next generation of entrepreneurs with solutions to reduce plastic waste worldwide! Featuring a keynote by Ellen MacArthur Foundation, roundtables and panel discussions with alumni of our Plastic Free Ocean Accelerator and partners such as the Port of Amsterdam, WWF and Accenture. Plus the chance to meet the winners of the Dopper Changemaker Challenge, and hear pitches by our Business Model Challenge| Plastics Edition participants!

EVENING PROGRAM
18:15 - 19:30 | Miha Pogacnik: Visionary, Violinist and Cultural Entrepreneur

Experience a unique performance on divergent problem-solving by world-famous violinist and visionary Miha Pogacnik. There is no right or wrong, only participation and creation.

19:00 - 23:00 Experience Impact: Heroes of Amsterdam VR Screening and Party

Frank Heckman, founder of the Embassy of the Earth, will kick off the evening session with stories of his incredible work with heroes around the world. Then, Impact Hub members Heroes & Friends will introduce us to inspiring initiatives working on the SDGs in Amsterdam.

As winners of the City of Amsterdam’s Localise the SDGs Challenge on the EU Social Challenges platform Heroes & Friends have helped these initiatives share their stories through Virtual Reality (VR) experiences!

After the talk from Heroes & Friends, it’s time for drinks, snacks and live music! You can also pop into our screening room for VR experiences of the local heroes working an inclusive and vibrant city for all.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY
The Future of Food

In addition to food for thought, we have some delicious bites to keep you running from one event to the next. Come and taste the plant-based, fairly produced treats of Meet Jack, FRANK about tea, Plant-Based Cheese, and many more!

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Jun 20th
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Circulaire vooruitzichten

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Samen met Pakhuis de Zwijger organiseert Amsterdam Smart City een avond over circulaire economie in de Metropoolregio! Kom je ook?

Hoe zien circulaire steden er straks uit?
Steden waarin al het afval volledig wordt gerecycled. Het klinkt als een ideaalbeeld, maar hoe komen we daar? En hoe betrekken we bewoners zo goed mogelijk bij de processen die hierbij nodig zijn? Tijdens dit programma kijken we naar verschillende projecten rondom circulariteit en afvalverwerking van Amsterdam Smart City. Afval kunnen we gebruiken als grondstof voor nieuwe producten, zowel op lokaal als centraal niveau. Hoe zorgen we ervoor dat grote bedrijven en bewoners zo goed mogelijk worden betrokken bij het proces van afvalverwerking? Hoe blijft het aantrekkelijk voor al deze partijen? Kortom: hoe ziet circulaire afvalverwerking er straks uit?

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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Looking for students graduating on plastic waste or clean water!

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Do you know someone graduating on plastic-free or crystal-clear water solutions? Tip them to apply for the Dopper Changemaker Challenge by 12 April > https://bit.ly/CMCTip

If that someone is you, submit your graduation topic > https://bit.ly/DopperCMC

What's at stake? Grants of up to €5,000 to boost your graduation project, intros to a valuable business network, free entrepreneurship training by Impact Hub and promo support to share your idea with the world!

Follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Morrison (pictured), who went from ad man to the Head of Operation at WasteBoards - skateboards handmade from plastic bottle caps discarded at music festivals or fished out of Amsterdam’s canals by Plastic Whale!

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Jasmijn Tuit, Content Creator at vanPlestik, posted

Expert meet-up #1: Impact

You think your plastic waste is useless? Not according to our experts! Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming a group of experts in the field of circular design in our workshop. It was the first meet-up in the series of events on our research project “van Plestik, your own plastic“. Missed out on the event? Read all about it on our website.

https://vanplestik.nl/en/2019/03/12/you-think-your-plastic-waste-is-useless-not-according-to-our-experts/

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Larissa Bergshoeff, Pr and communication specialist at Kennisland, posted

Kennisland is looking for the most innovative ideas that tackle plastic waste!

For this year's European Social Innovation Competition we’re looking for projects, products, services, business models and collaborations that tackle plastic waste. Out of all entries 30 semi-finalists will be selected. They will receive a package of support from experienced social innovators to turn their idea into a viable venture. The 3 most promising ideas receive 50.000 Euro prize money to further the development of their ideas!

We're looking for ideas from one or more of the following fields:
- Reducing the consumption of single use plastic products
- Recycling, reusing, and upcycling existing plastic waste
- Dealing with accumulated plastic waste in landfills and the environment
- Changing consumer behaviours, retail and wider business practices to reduce levels of plastic waste and/or increase recycling and re-use
- Implementing alternative business models and optimising supply chains to reduce plastic waste and/or increase recycling and re-use
- Introducing new materials fit for a circular economy or that offer sustainable alternatives to fossil-based plastics

Do you have an idea – big or small – that can help us reduce our plastic waste? Share it with us and apply 4 April at the latest for the 2019 European Social Innovation Competition via the website: https://eusic.challenges.org/

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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Dopper Changemaker Challenge | Kickoff event

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CALLING STUDENTS GRADUATING ON THE SUBJECT OF PLASTIC WASTE OR CLEAN WATER

In the Dopper Changemaker Challenge, you can enter your graduation project or thesis idea to win a €5,000 grant, valuable network connections, PR support and more – and that without adding extra time to your studies! Need help with taking your plastic waste or clean water idea to the next level? Join us on 14 March to brainstorm with inspiring speakers, experts and students!

During the kickoff event, you’ll get fresh inspiration and practical tools to graduate as a changemaker! Sign up now to:

1. Hear from plastic-free and clean water changemakers
2. Learn how to pitch your idea in a clear and concise way
3. Map out the next steps of your innovative solution
4. Identify stakeholders who can support your journey
5. Collaborate with students working on similar projects
6. Mingle with Impact Hub’s Young Impactmakers community

PROGRAM
19:00 Welcome (grab a drink)
19:30 – 21:30 Event (learn-brainstorm-discuss)
21:30 – 22:00 Drinks

TICKETS
All tickets are free (the snacks, too!), but don’t forget to register > https://bit.ly/CMCKickoff

Entrepreneurs, campaigners, engineers, influencers – meet the changemakers

Need even more inspiration? Entrepreneur and Straw by Straw founder Ev Liu developed an eco-friendly alternative to the plastic straw made of natural wheat straw! City to Sea founder and environmental campaigner Natalie Fee reached 35 million people with her Refill campaign for ditching single-use water bottles. And designer Mirjam de Bruijn created the Twenty soluble cleaning products – the only 20% percent you need to buy; add 80% tap water and shake it up!

These are just three of the inspiring changemakers you’ll get to know during the Dopper Changemaker Challenge! From Amsterdam to Berlin and from London to Kathmandu, there are more than a dozen stories we can’t wait to share!

Stay tuned and send us the topic of your graduation project by 12 April > https://dopperchangemakerchallenge.com

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Laura van den Boogert, Project lead , posted

Sign up now for new Startup in Residence Sustainability incubator!

Startups & scaleups and social enterprises, check out our 2019 sustainability programme and sign up now: https://startupinresidence.com/amsterdam/

The governmental startup incubator Startup in Residence gives sustainable entrepreneurs the opportunity to collaborate with the local government towards solving 18 sustainable city challenges. The sustainability challenges cover a variety of topics including waste recycling, new energy sources, sustainable sports city, climate-proof city, etc. Add to that, we as a municipality, would like to become more innovative and sustainable. Find the complete list of challenges here: http://bit.ly/2tbYfmN !

Apply for our programme now! We’re looking forward to receiving your applications from February 5th until March 24th 2019!

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Laura van den Boogert, Project lead , posted

Startup in Residence Sustainability is live!

Startups & scaleups! Check out our 2019 programme and sign up now!

Startup in Residence invites sustainable entrepreneurs to collaborate with the local government towards solving 18 sustainable city challenges. The sustainability challenges cover a variety of topics including waste recycling, new energy sources, sustainable sports city, climate-proof city, etc. Add to that, we as a municipality, would like to become more innovative and sustainable. Find the complete list of challenges here: http://bit.ly/2tbYfmN !

Apply for our programme now! We’re looking forward to receiving your applications from February 5th until March 24th 2019!

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Research Files #9: Future materials: stories of innovation

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Trials and errors of breakthrough innovations in advanced materials with MaterialDistrict, Textile Lab & Emma van der Leest.
Material innovation involves much more than just the development of completely new materials. Generally, it revolves around a revaluation of raw materials, techniques, or residual products that are currently overlooked by the industry as unsuitable for the intended purposes. How does material innovation work in practice, how do you ensure you are meeting a need in the market, and how can you scale up?

With:
Els Zijlstra | Creative director MaterialDistrict
Emma van der Leest | Biodesigner, author Form Follows Organism & Creative Director of BlueCity Lab
Ista Boszhard | Co-founder Waag's TextileLab Amsterdam
Cecilia Raspanti | Co-founder Waag's TextileLab Amsterdam

Form Follows Organism
By discovering materials and processes, that nature has designed but hasn’t patented, Emma van der Leest searches for new grown materials that are completely compostable and minimize the usage of hazardous resources that can cause huge damage to our ecosystem. Biodesign incorporates living organisms e.g. bacteria, fungi, algae or cells into the design process.As biodesigner, Emma collaborated with different disciplines, from scientists, physicists, artists, and designers. How could nature’s sustainable materials become tomorrow’s consumer products? Emma is also the founder and creative director of the BlueCity lab, a laboratory where she opens up a wet, dry and tastelab for anyone who wants to research and develop new materials, from bacteria to waste streams.

TextileLab Amsterdam
The TextileLab Amsterdam is an open lab for fashion, textile and material designers; researchers, artists, and engineers; and creatives interested in exploring the future of the textile and clothing industry. With the lab, Ista Boszhard and Cecilia Raspanti want to focus on the unethical and environmental unfriendly realities of the current textile and clothing industry, which has been a topic of conversation for some time now. By 1. experimenting with craftsmanship, heritage, technology, digital fabrication, and biology, 2. sharing knowledge and 3. pushing the boundaries of the textile and clothing industry, they want to explore alternatives for both the changing values in the industries as innovate the design and production process.

MaterialDictrict
MaterialDistrict is the world’s leading matchmaking platform in the field of innovative materials. The platform is used by R&D- and design professionals of all industries to discover new material solutions. From March 12 to 14, the annual expo MaterialDistrict Rotterdam (formerly known as Material Xperience) will be held in Ahoy. Over 180 participants will show you the latest innovations in architecture, interior, urban & landscapes, products, textiles, and print & sign. Get a hold of a free ticket for the expo!
Event will be in English, more speakers will follow soon!

Pakhuis De Zwijger's picture Event on Jan 16th
Yasmina Lembachar, posted

Crowdsourcing insights and ideas online to solve four circularity challenges around food waste, education, plastics, and access over ownership!

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Interested in winning a free ticket to Beyond Next, the circularity festival (https://circle-economy.com/beyond-next), including travel and accommodation if you are not based in Amsterdam? Interested in contributing to a circular economy with your research and ideas?

Circle Economy has partnered up with the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, ABN AMRO, Gemeente Amsterdam and HEMA to run challenges to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

You can now submit existing research, facts and figures, inspirational examples, and other key insights related to these challenges. The challenges cover four major themes of education, product as a service, organic waste in a circular city, and single use plastics.

We will synthesise and openly share the results of this crowd-based exploration on Circle Lab, the online platform for the circular economy, for everyone to find inspiration in, learn from, and use in developing new solutions.

These results will also support attendees of the Beyond Next Challenge Track as they ideate and prototype new solutions to the challenges throughout the two-day festival.

THE PRIZE

Send in some research and you could win a free trip including entry tickets worth €150 and accommodation and travel expenses up to €1,000!

Eight winners will be chosen based on a combination of the number and the quality of their contributions.

For more information on the challenges and how to contribute, check out the challenges below:

Beyond Ownership > https://circle-lab.com/group/26/ideas
How can we promote access over ownership in the household?
Brought to you by ABN AMRO

Beyond Plastics > https://circle-lab.com/group/28/ideas
How can we transition to a system free of single-use plastics?
Brought to you by HEMA

Beyond Education > https://circle-lab.com/group/27/ideas
How can fashion education equip students for a ‘new reality’?
Brought to you by the Amsterdam Fashion Institute

Beyond Leftovers > https://circle-lab.com/group/29/ideas
How can we effectively collect and use organic waste throughout the city? Brought to you by the Gemeente Amsterdam

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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Collaborating for a Circular Economy

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After 2018’s sold out edition, we are pleased to invite you to the 2019 edition of our circular collaboration event during the Week of the Circular Economy.

Join us to find out about the benefits and challenges of circular collaboration from two startup-corporate partnerships (Instock & Albert Heijn | Plastic Whale & Vepa), as well as the partnership of Cepezed (architecture firm for spatial design) and Albron (largest Dutch food caterer).

Their circular collaboration stories will focus on:
– Creating a circular and waste-free food system by turning surplus produce into delicious meals | Cees van Vliet, Albert Heijn’s Director of Stores & Distributions, and Instock co-founder Freke van Nimwegen.

– Building circular furniture from plastic waste collected from Amsterdam’s canals | Polianne van Oord, Relationship Manager Circular Furniture at Plastic Whale, and Vepa Director Janwillem de Kam.

– Co-developing the Green House, one of the most circular Dutch buildings, which operates as a restaurant, urban farm and community centre | Cepezed Architect Jaap Bosch and Albron‘s Business Development Manager Ernest van de Voort.

Rozanne Henzen and Hilde van der Schans from De Nationale Denktank (National Think Tank) will wrap up with a short reflection, drawing from their 2018 research on how to accelerate the circular economy in the Netherlands.

We will round off this inspiring event with celebratory drinks and raise a glass to building the new economy together!

- What Impact Hub does on circularity -
As Impact Hub, we build impact ecosystems to solve societal issues through entrepreneurial solutions, particularly in the areas of food, plastics and circularity.

To accelerate the transition to a circular economy, we help build a circular community and network, design circular knowledge sharing events, run accelerators for circular innovations, scout the best circular entrepreneurs, and develop strong partnerships.

Among our recent collaborations is our partnership with the Province of Noord-Holland, which aims to become fully circular by 2050.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Jan 16th
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Waar begin je aan?! #2: Je eigen verduurzaming

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Voor- en nadelen van het mede-opdrachtgever zijn bij het opzetten van je eigen verduurzaming.
Nederland moet verduurzamen. Natuurlijk kunnen we afwachten tot de overheid het ons verplicht, maar er zijn steeds meer Nederlanders die zelf het initiatief nemen om hun energieverbruik terug te brengen en huis en haard te verduurzamen. Dat gaat niet vanzelf, daar is veel kennis, kracht en kunde voor nodig. Wat zijn de voordelen? Waar loop je tegenaan? Welke inventieve ontwerpen levert het op? Wat zijn de belangrijkste lessen die je moet leren als je medeverduurzamer wordt? En wat betekent dit voor de stad en de manier van stad ontwikkelen? Een programma voor iedereen die er over nadenkt om concreet te gaan verduurzamen in huis, straat of wijk.
Medeopdrachtgeverschap
Deze aflevering is de tweede van een reeks in de serie ‘Waar begin je aan?!’ Bewoners aan het woord over medeopdrachtgeverschap en nut en noodzaak van meer invloed op de opdracht en het bouwen aan huis, buurt en stad. Komende afleveringen gaan in op mede-opdrachtgeverschap in de zorg en bij de toekomst van erfgoed. Hoe kun je als bewoner mede-opdrachtgever worden?

Bewoners in Watergraafsmeer werken al vier jaar aan een plan om lokale restwarmte te gebruiken voor verwarming van huishoudens in hun buurt. De hoeveelheid warmte die vrij komt bij het koelen van de computers in een naburig datacenter is voldoende voor wel 5.000 huishoudens, en het datacentrum wil die warmte wel leveren. Ardine Nicolaï richtte samen met een groep vrijwilligers energie-coöperatie MeerEnergie op en onderzoeken nu samen met tientallen buurtbewoners in verschillende werkgroepen, en in samenwerking met professionele partijen zoals Alliander DGO en de gemeente, hoe dat te realiseren is.

Frans Soeterbroek (de Ruimtemaker) geeft een bredere blik op het mede-opdrachtgeven. Wat levert het op als mensen meer invloed op hun huis, hun zorg, hun leefomgeving krijgen? Wie heeft daar wat aan? Waarom is de bewoners-stem belangrijk bij ontwikkelen van de stad van de toekomst?

Met in dit programma onder anderen
Ardine Nicolaï | Mede oprichter van coöperatie MeerEnergie
Frans Soeterbroek | Ruimtemaker
Rolf Steenwinkel | Bestuurder Waterschap Amstel, Gooi & Vecht
Wigger Verschoor | Operationeel directeur ThuisBaas en projectleider verduurzaming bouw bij stichting Urgenda
Marlous van der Veen | Architect van de toekomst van energie

Pakhuis De Zwijger's picture Event on Nov 13th
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De Circulaire Stad #45: Van afval tot product

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Op veel grondstoffen in de wereld zit een limiet. Als het op is, is het ook echt op. Maar we produceren er niet minder om, en dan ook nog eens lineair: na het produceren wordt het geconsumeerd en vervolgens belandt het in de afvalzak. Steeds meer producenten en consumenten beginnen zich te realiseren dat dit drastisch moet veranderen De lineaire economie moet een circulaire economie worden. Maar hoe doe je dat?

Ontwerpers, ondernemers en bedrijven gaan met elkaar in gesprek over circulair ontwerpen. Welke verantwoordelijkheid heeft een ontwerper? Wat betekent de keuze voor circulair voor het ontwerpproces en de productie van bijvoorbeeld een kast, een koptelefoon of een huis? Samen met HvA studenten Industrial Design Engineering werpen we tevens een blik op de toekomst van circulair productontwerp.

Voertaal: Nederlands

Met in dit programma onder andere:
Marcel den Hollander | Industrieel ontwerper, onderzoeker en docent TU Delft
Floor Uitterhoeve | Manager Duurzaamheid bij McDonald's Nederland
Peter van Assche | Architect en directeur Bureau SLA
Dilip de Gruijter | Groencollect
Philip Troost | Groencollect

Pakhuis De Zwijger's picture Event from Nov 13th to Oct 13th
Pakhuis De Zwijger, Communicatie at Pakhuis de Zwijger, posted

Bis Publishers presenteert: Products that Flow

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Fast moving consumer goods zijn producten die weinig kosten, op regelmatige basis worden gekocht en vaak na een korte gebruiksperiode bij het afval belanden. Met dezelfde snelheid als waarmee we deze verpakkingen, disposables, voedingsmiddelen, kleding en goedkope cadeaus en gadgets kopen, gooien we ze ook weer weg.

We hebben een meer circulaire benadering nodig voor deze fast moving consumer goods, beginnend bij het ontwerp ervan. Aan de hand van circulaire ontwerpstrategieën en businessmodellen gaan we deze avond in op de vraag hoe deze producten langer of in een andere vorm hun waarde kunnen behouden. Inspirerende sprekers die zelf circulair ontwerpen en/of ondernemen gaan met elkaar en het publiek in gesprek.

Voertaal: Nederlands

Met in dit programma onder andere: Siem Haffmans
Siem Haffmans heeft meer dan 25 jaar ervaring als ontwerper en strategisch adviseur op het gebied van duurzame innovatie en circulaire economie. Hij studeerde af als MSc industrieel ontwerper aan de TU Delft en werkte daarna als onderzoeker bij TNO. Al in 1990 begon hij een ontwerpstudie, gespecialiseerd in ecodesign. Hij is één van de oprichters van Partners for Innovation, een bureau gericht op duurzame innovatie en de circulaire economie, dat werkt voor toonaangevende bedrijven als Daf Trucks, Heineken, Philips, Tarkett/Desso, Suez en de verpakkingsindustrie. Hij is veelgevraagd (gast)spreker aan de Gerrit Rietveld Academie en het Nederlandse verpakkingscentrum. Siem is ook oprichter van Ragbag, een merk voor fair trade en gerecyclede tassen uit India.

De basis van het programma is het boek Products that Flow dat in oktober verschijnt bij BIS publishers.

Pakhuis De Zwijger's picture Event on Nov 28th
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Looking for: futuremakers for the “Growing Green Bridges” Hackathon

Heb je ervaring met (circulaire) bouwmaterialen, energie neutrale & eco-positieve innovaties, life cycle analysis, verbinding maken tussen infrastructuur en de omliggende omgeving, water(management) of het onderhoud van bruggen? Kortom: ben jij een ‘bruggenbouwer’?

Op 18 oktober brengen de provincie Flevoland en de gemeente Almere een selecte groep van 100 toekomstmakers bij elkaar om mee te denken over de te ontwerpen en te bouwen innovatieve bruggen voor het nieuw te ontwikkelen Floriade gebied.

AANMELDEN: Meld je vóór 1 oktober aan via: https://goo.gl/forms/QVxBPvEN9qpN4oUx2

ONTMOET inspirerende sprekers over (circulaire) innovatie; neem deel aan interactieve workshops waarin jij gaat brainstormen over, en bouwen aan, jouw ideale Floriade gebied; netwerk met 100 toekomstmakers die zich inzetten voor circulaire infrastructuur, duurzame innovatie en GREEN BRIDGES!

WANNEER: 18 oktober 2018 van 09.00 tot 21.00
WAAR: op een nader te bepalen inspirerende locatie in Almere en omstreken

Deelname is exclusief en gratis.
PARTNERS: Provincie Flevoland & Gemeente Almere

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