First Circular Commitments signed in Amsterdam

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The first Circular Challenge on Valentine’s Day was marked by two Circular Commitments signed by AEB, Meerlanden, Exter and the Amsterdam Green Campus and completely sold out. The event was moderated by Jacqueline Cramer, former minister and ambassador of the circular economy. How to add value to waste? In a series of Circular Challenges organized by Amsterdam Economic Board frontrunners in the start-up scene, corporates and municipalities join forces to validate their business cases and work on upscaling and new business propositions. Next challenges are scheduled to take place on June 27 and November 28.

The first Circular Challenge on Valentine’s Day was marked by two Circular Commitments signed by AEB, Meerlanden, Exter and the Amsterdam Green Campus and completely sold out. The event was moderated by Jacqueline Cramer, former minister and ambassador of the circular economy. How to add value to waste? In a series of Circular Challenges organized by Amsterdam Economic Board frontrunners in the start-up scene, corporates and municipalities join forces to validate their business cases and work on upscaling and new business propositions. Next challenges are scheduled to take place on June 27 and November 28.

Biggest Circular Hub on Resources

Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has the ambition to be the most efficient Circular Hub of Europe by smart recycling of products and upcycling of resources.

Circular Commitments

The first Circular Commitment was signed by AEB and Meerlanden on regional sorting centres. Both companies agreed to further stimulate recycling of e-waste by setting up and/ or expanding their regional sorting centres. At the same time they commit to exploring new partnerships to further upgrade e-waste into valuable products.
Exter and the Amsterdam Green Campus signed a second Circular Commitment in which they confirmed their plans of processing agri-food streams into high quality resources to be used in products for human consumption. Their idea is innovative as they plan a cooperative with suppliers of these waste streams.

Challenges

The program further contained 10 pitches of WeCycle, Waternet, Meerlanden, AEB, e-waste Arcades, Rijkswaterstaat, Almere Upcycle City, Brightloops and Exter/ Amsterdam Green Campus. For more information on the challenges, please check out https://www.amsterdameconomicboard.com/nieuws/nieuw-leven-afvalberg (Dutch only).

Here you can find more information on the kick start of the circular economy by the European Parliament.


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