Circular Economy

The Board is cooperating with partners to establish a circular hub of products and raw materials. This yields opportunities to profile companies, connect with startups and offer access to stakeholders and financers. The Board focuses on smart solutions for the conservation of raw materials. If there is sufficient economic activity, circular use will develop.

In the current economic system, we still largely make products that are discarded as waste, often after a single use. With a growing world population and fanatical consumption, this is unsustainable. It puts heavy pressure on our economy and environment.

The Board, in collaboration with governments, the business community, and universities and research centres in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, strives for a future in which products, components and materials remain in the economic system for as long as possible.
The aim is to minimise the use of raw materials, design products and materials with the longest possible lifespan, facilitate the optimal reuse and repair of products, and recycle them after use so the materials can be used again to make equivalent products. In doing so, renewable energy sources will be used and systems thinking will be central.

Ambitions for a Circular Economy

The Board is working with partners to ensure a smart, green and healthy future for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. By focusing on initiatives to close material loops and promote circular procurement, we contribute to our ambitions for the green region of 2025.

Initiatives

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Event Report: Circular Economy Lab # 23

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