Cooperation between companies in South East Amsterdam, waste collectors, start-ups and knowledge institutions on the realisation of a circular economy and the reduction in the number of journeys.
Cross Chain Control for waste collection and processing
What is the goal of the project?
The Amsterdam ArenA, ING, NUON, Delta Lloyd, AMC, Suez, Icova, Betterfuturefactory, TNO, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the municipality of Amsterdam are participating in the project entitled 'Cross Chain Control Center for waste collection and processing in South East Amsterdam'. This project involves cooperation between companies in South East Amsterdam, waste collectors, start-ups and knowledge institutions on the realisation of a circular economy and the reduction in the number of journeys. The focus is on the development of a new statistical cooperation model. At the same time, the current method of waste collection and processing has not yet been adapted to the developments in the circular economy. It is better to separate waste and the circular economy also requires a different logistical model for waste collection.
There are also opportunities for the local processing of waste flows which results in them not having to be transported at all. A logistical model for waste collection that is suitable for the circular economy can only be realised through smart cooperation. In South East Amsterdam, companies, the government and knowledge institutions are therefore initiating this project in order to make the most of the opportunities offered by a sustainable economy.
What is the result of the project?
The goal of this project is to realise, at the beginning of 2017, an alternative logistical cooperation model for the collection of industrial waste in South East Amsterdam in a pilot situation. The Cross Chain Control Center will contribute to the reuse of raw materials, reducing journeys and the realisation of local reuse. This project is partly being financed by the Topsector Logistiek/Connekt and is to run until March 2018.
Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?
TNO with Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the municipality of Amsterdam (R&D) and companies in South East Amsterdam such as ArenA, ING, etc.
What is the next step?
The kick-off of the Cross Chain Control Center project for waste collection and processing in South East Amsterdam took place in Q3 2016.