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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!

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Yasmina Lembachar, Research Analyst at Circle Economy, 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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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Sanne Mylonas, Impact Entrepreneur & COO , posted

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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Beth Massa, Ozarka B.V. , posted

Take Away (and delivery) Without Throwing Away

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We've just launched the delivery pilot for Ozarka: a prepared foods service coming to Amsterdam where all our packaging is sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic and all of it is returnable and reusable. We're accepting new participants for both residential and corporate customers in Amsterdam. Email me to join or find out more! beth@ozarka.biz

www.Ozarka.biz

<https://www.frank.news/article/marketing/dit-nieuwe-amsterdamse-retailbedrijf-gaat-de-strijd-aan-met-plastic-soep.html>

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James Bell, Editor , posted

Fashion Revolution With Biodegradable Textile

Pollution is the major problem all over the world. There are many industries that contribute to this pollution. But do you know that the clothes that you wear are one of the biggest reasons for the growing pollution? Yes, you heard it right. According to reports, the fashion industry holds the second place for being the most polluting industry in the world. Research says, 20% of global waste is generated from the fashion industry. Along with this, the industry is also responsible for 10% of global carbon dioxide emission which is extremely harmful to the living creatures. However, after realising how much pollution this industry is causing, experts are trying to come up with the sustainable solutions. Scientists all over the world are working extensively to decrease the pollution level generated from the fashion industry.

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Charissa Koolen, Project manager , posted

Looking for startups in circular packaging who want to win €25,000 and substantive support to realise their innovations.

Often start-ups - with circular packaging ideas - are unknown for the greater audience, or lack the knowledge and financial resources to get their initiatives up and running. The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging invites these start-ups to participate in the Challenge for start-ups in circular packaging. The two best ideas receive € 25.000 and substantive support to realise their innovations.

Start-ups can register for the Challenge until 26 November 2018. After November the selected start-ups will be invited for a pitch. Based on the provided information and pitches, the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging, together with an expert group, will award the two winners and will help them realising their innovations.

More information: https://www.kidv.nl/activiteiten/projecten/7849/challenge-voor-start-ups-in-circulair-verpakken.html?ch=EN
Or contact Charissa Koolen: ckoolen@kidv.nl

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Ward Mesman, Adviseur Duurzaamheid at City of Amsterdam, posted

Circular Expo

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A temporary exposition from 9 till 27 October in the Herstelling at the Town Hall to provide practitioners of circular projects in the city and the municipality Amsterdam a place to show their work and take the spotlight. Learn what a circular economy is and how the whole city is working on becoming and staying circular.

Opening 9 October

End 27 October

Special program follows later

Do you have an innovative circular product or project and want to show it at the circulair expo? Contact Ward Mesman at w.mesman@amsterdam.nl

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Sandy Reitsma, Communication & PR at The Great Bubble Barrier, posted

The Great Bubble Barrier

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Every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic pollution ends up in our oceans of which 60-80% originates from rivers. Plastic does not biodegrade and causes great harm to the environment. Marine life gets entangled in plastics, vessels get damaged and microplastics form a health hazard for the smallest to the largest organisms. The Great Bubble Barrier has developed a technology which can intercept plastic pollution in rivers before it reaches the ocean: the Bubble Barrier, a bubble curtain with a catchment system.

The first long-term Bubble Barrier in the world was placed in November 2019 at Westerdok in Amsterdam.

Watch the video of Bubble Barrier Amsterdam.

THE BUBBLE BARRIER SYSTEM: HOW DOES IT WORK?
The bubble curtain is created by pumping air through a perforated tube on the bottom of the waterway. We make use of the natural flow of the river. The plastic waste will be directed to the side and into our catchment system at the riverbank, where it will be retained and removed from the water.

- It does not hinder ship traffic
- It covers the full width and depth of the waterway
- It allows fish to pass

Visit the Bubble Barrier Amsterdam at Westerdoksplein.

Will the next Bubble Barrier be in your river or city? Send The Great Bubble Barrier a message!

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Hannah Lennett, Outreach & Partnerships at OpenIDEO, posted

Join the $1 million #CircularDesign Challenge

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Organizations involved

THE NEW PLASTICS ECONOMY INITIATIVE

The New Plastics Economy is an ambitious, three-year initiative to build momentum towards a plastics system that works. Applying the principles of the circular economy, it brings together key stakeholders to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, starting with packaging. The initiative is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with a broad group of leading companies, cities, philanthropists, policymakers, academics, students, NGOs, and citizens.

The initiative is supported by Wendy Schmidt as Lead Philanthropic Partner, and MAVA Foundation, Oak Foundation, and players of People’s Postcode Lottery (GB) as Philanthropic Funders. Amcor, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone, MARS, Novamont, PepsiCo, Unilever, and Veolia are the initiative’s Core Partners.

ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was created in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The Foundation works across five areas: insight and analysis, business and government, education and training, systemic initiatives, and communication. With its Knowledge Partners (Arup, IDEO, McKinsey & Co., and SYSTEMIQ), and supported by Core Philanthropic Funder (SUN), the Foundation works to quantify the economic opportunity of a circular model and to develop approaches for capturing its value. The Foundation collaborates with its Global Partners (Danone, Google, H&M, Intesa Sanpaolo, NIKE, Inc., Philips, Renault, Unilever), and its CE100 network (businesses, universities, emerging innovators, governments, cities and affiliate organisations), to build capacity, explore collaboration opportunities and to develop circular business initiatives. By establishing platforms such as the New Plastics Economy initiative, the Foundation works to transform key material flows, applying a global, cross-sectoral, cross value chain approach that aims to effect systems change.

www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org | @circulareconomy

INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY UNIT

The Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit (ISU) was formed in 2010 to address critical challenges to development and the environment. The ISU builds on the success of The Prince’s Rainforests Project, established to help find a solution to tropical deforestation. With an international reputation for neutral convening, underpinned by rigorous analysis, the ISU engages key actors from Governments, the private sector, research communities and civil society to catalyze positive change across the global sustainability agenda.

The ISU's Marine Programme focuses on the global transition to a sustainable Blue Economy. The core components of this work include fish stock recovery, coral reef health and marine plastic pollution. During the last six years the ISU has brought together stakeholders from all sectors to accelerate solutions to some of the most pressing ocean-related challenges and build consensus on solutions for and a pathway towards a sustainable Blue Economy.

www.pcfisu.org

WENDY SCHMIDT

Wendy Schmidt is President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, where she works to advance the development of renewable energy and the wiser use of natural resources. The Foundation houses its grant-making operation in The 11th Hour Project, which supports more than 150 non-profit organizations around the world in program areas including renewable energy, ecological agriculture, human rights, and our maritime connection through its 11th Hour Racing program. In 2009, Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric Schmidt, created the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and in 2012 launched the research vessel, Falkor, as a mobile platform to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze the sharing of information about the oceans. Since 2012, Falkor has hosted more than 500 scientists from 27 countries.

To further her commitment to ocean issues, in 2010 Wendy Schmidt partnered with XPRIZE, following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, to sponsor the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XCHALLENGE, a $1.4 million competition designed to identify efficient and innovative solutions to clean up surface oil spills. Wendy Schmidt once again partnered with XPRIZE in 2012 to design the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a $2 million purse, awarded in July, 2015, where competitors responded to the global need for accurate and available sensors to more broadly measure the signs of ocean acidification, one of the harbingers of climate change.

Wendy Schmidt is the Lead Philanthropic Partner of the New Plastics Economy Initiative, which is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Wendy earned an M.J. in Journalism from The University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. magna cum laude from Smith College.

Follow Wendy on Twitter: @wenschmidt

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Beth Massa, Ozarka B.V. , posted

Ozarka - Amsterdam's first #NoSUPP Grocery Store

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Offering a disruptive grocery-shopping model that reduces packaging waste dramatically, without sacrificing convenience.

Opening in Amsterdam in Spring, 2018: Ozarka is a new-concept shop offering upmarket, gorgeous, high-quality yet affordable specialty foods, every-day grocery, and personal care products. We will also feature a prepared foods station and salad bar that is self-serve and sold by weight.

Best of all, Ozarka is a #NoSupp* retailer. We will sell no product wrapped or packaged in single-use plastic. We will make it incredibly enjoyable *and* convenient for our customers to participate in sustainable shopping.

Plastic packaging has created one of the most severe environmental crises of our time. We use far more of it that we can recycle or manage and most of it ends up in landfill, or polluting our oceans and terrestrial environment (only 8% of plastic is recycled worldwide).

Ozarka's model aims to drastically reduce and remove plastic from our daily lives without compromising quality or convenience in every day shopping. Our food is beautiful. Our shopping experience is beautiful. With our customers we will keep the planet beautiful.

Say yes to Ozarka. Say yes to #NoSUPP

We are inviting suppliers to contact us and join in this vision. Specifically:
Fruit and vegetable producers
Local cheese makers
Local beter-leven dairy
Caterers and gourmet food truck vendors
High end personal product makers looking to prototype a refills model: soaps, shampoos, conditioners (think Kiehls, Body Shop, Kevin Murphy)
Bio-based, single-use packaging manufacturers
Compostable packaging manufacturers
Industrial composting facilities

Contact@ozarka.biz

*NoSUPP = No Single Use Plastic Packaging

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Bernard MERKX, CEO, owner at GreenWavePlastics, posted

Circular waste bags

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Do you realize that most plastics bags and containers used to collect waste are actually still made from virgin plastics..... That is why GreenWavePlastics and Amsterdam based CitiesFoundation have introduced a 100% recyclate content waste bag for the WASTED program in Amsterdam Noord. All produced in The Netherlands Who is next ??

Email : greenwaveplastics@live.nl

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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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Extra information

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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Anonymous posted

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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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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