Waste as resource
The idea behind the Circular Economy is surprisingly simpel: taking into account continuously increasing global consumption and steady depletion of geological natural resources, we need to shift to reuse, recycle and the use of bio-based raw materials as much as possible. The cycles of nature are a wonderful example of how we should deal with our waste: waste becomes a resource to create new products.
Circular Economy Labs
The Circular Economy Labs offer parties involved per chain or per cluster of companies the possibility to meet, to debate specific bottlenecks and to jointly formulate actions in order to realize the Circular Economy.
Circular Region Utrecht
Within the Utrecht region, the municipalities of Utrecht and Amersfoort, Economic Board Utrecht, USI and the Nature and Environment Federation Utrecht in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment aim to cooperate in a joint alliance and in cooperation with other parties to realise 'Circular Region Utrecht'. Circular Region Utrecht includes the local use of goods and services by residents and companies in Utrecht.
Databank Circular Region Utrecht
The Utrecht region cooperates in a joint alliance towards the realisation of 'Circular Region Utrecht'. This new circular economy in development offers many opportunities for the region. The databank of Circular Region Utrecht provides an overview of the prioritised material flows and of current best practices in the region.
Green Deal Circle City
Green deal Circle City is a continuation of the project Recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste: from Circle City to Circle Country. By signing the Green Deal Circle City, parties commit to close the loop by sustainable demolition and re-using the materials in high quality in the construction cycle.
Review committee sustainability plans of packaging sector
The packaging sector draws up sustainability plans with the highest goals for recycling in packaging. The Knowledge Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) reviews these plans with the review committee. The sustainability plans will be drawn up and presented to the Secretary of State based on the opinion of the review committee.