WRITTEN BY ADAM STONES - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR METABOLIC
Ahead of the Dutch national elections, the magazine De Ingenieur asked ten opinion formers what the next Government needs to do to help the Netherlands transition to greater renewable energy use and the circular economy. Metabolic’s CEO Eva Gladek was one of those asked to outline what needs to happen to realise a more sustainable future.
Metabolic outlined to De Ingenieur that whilst it is exiting that the Government has committed to realising a circular economy by 2050 (and reducing material use by half by 2030), the plans remain vague and require some strong leadership. She suggested five ways that will help get us there:
1. Make it clear what a circular economy should look like
2. Provide data on material flows
3. Do something about the demand for commodities
4. Develop new financing models
5. Create a market for circular products
You can read more on these five points in the full article, in Dutch.