Next week the seventh edition of the Week of Circular Economy will take place again! From 7 till 12 February 2022 entrepreneurs, universities, colleges, governments and all kinds of other organizations open their doors to take other professionals into the world of circular economy. Great examples are given a stage, pioneers get the chance to meet, success factors and challenges for circular business are discussed and starters are given tips to get started themselves. In short, it will be one week full of inspiring events for everyone who’s interested in the circular economy.
On the website of the organisation you will find an overview of all the events that will take place throughout the country. But instead of letting you browse all 267 events yourself, we have already done that for you. We’ve created a list with events in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area that we think you don’t want to miss out on.
13:00 - 14:00 Expedition: Upcycle Center
Almere is upcycling. This means reducing waste by reusing materials and making them valuable again. Join the digital walk through the Upcycle Center of Almere and find out more about what they have been working on these past 4 years. (also on 11 February 14:00 - 15:00)
13:30 – 15:00 There is nothing as durable as plastic
For Waternet and the AGV it’s become very normal to fish plastics out of the water. What smart things can we do with these plastics and how can we prevent it from entering the water? During this livestream the nuisance of plastic will be discussed. What floats in our waters? What are we doing about it? Who/what is needed? Upgrading or prevention? Or both?
13:30 - 14:30 Zero waste entrepreneurship
If you are an entrepreneur who wants to be more aware of the reduction and processing of your waste, then this online event is for you. Seenons, Zero Waste Nederland and YB will work with you to find out how industrial waste can be reduced and how they can help you on your way to zero waste business operations. Where do you start as an entrepreneur? How do you get your employees involved? Or your customers? Curious how your waste can have a second life, as a raw material for new products or services?
16:00 – 17:00 Talkshow: Circular Economy in Almere
During this interactive and informative online talk show you will be taken on a bird's-eye view of a number of important circular projects in Almere. The people behind these projects and who are committed to the circular economy are invited to the Upcycle Center to join the show!
16:00 – 17:00 Circular economy – is our tax system ready?
The SDG Academy event by the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute will dive deep into Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. VU researchers, together with consultancies EY and Royal HaskoningDHV, concluded that entrepreneurs and consumers need to be provided with a clear long-term policy on tax effects in greening, reducing emissions and introducing circular business models. How can changing the tax system at both the European and domestic level stimulate a circular economy?
Have you ever fantasized about a future that is both circular and more equitable? A future where property disappears and is exchanged for responsibility? And where financing is also circular? The Sustainable Finance Lab will take you on a journey to this dreamlike future during their live program at Pakhuis de Zwijger.
12:00 – 13:00 Circuloco: Co-creation Session
Circuloco will be a circular pavilion on the Floriade 2022. After the Floriade Expo, the building will be dismantled and rebuilt on Steiger 66. The design, construction, implementation, completion and reconstruction: everything is done by and with local creators. It will be a stage where circularity and creativity meet. It will be a place where you can learn, experience and meet. They are now working on the last details of this pavilion – do you want to join this process?
14:00 - 15:15 #NordicTalks2022 - Food for Good
The Nordic Chamber of Commerce and the Nordic Embassies in the Netherlands invite you to explore how the Nordic countries and the Netherlands are approaching the food system transition for good together with their experts. During this online event you will find out more about topics like the food system transition, sustainable food systems, preventing the waste and role of data.
What Design Can Do and Impact Hub Amsterdam invite you to the Demo Day of the No Waste Challenge 2021. After taking part in the half-year Development Programme, 16 winning teams of the No Waste Challenge will present their project, business case, their ambitions and their biggest needs moving forward, such as funding to scale-up, strategic partners, launching customers and specific expertise. You get to meet these amazing creative entrepreneurs during the online event and enter in conversations with them in different breakouts.
10:00 – 12:00 The Amsterdam Circular Monitor
We are increasingly talking about making material flows circular. But what are the numbers and types of materials involved? And what impact do they have on the environment and our society? The Municipality of Amsterdam will proudly present the first version of the Amsterdam Circular Monitor. A monitor – developed in collaboration with CBS and TNO – that shows how the various material flows move through the Greater Amsterdam region. From import and production to consumption, recycling and loss.
This is just a small selection of the huge range of events that are being hosted. Curious what else there is? Then check it out on the website of the Week of Circular Economy.