How the Netherlands can inspire Slovakia to embrace circular economy

FreekvanEijk Blog Leave a Comment

Credits illustration: https://www.facebook.com/the.dutch.embassy.bratislava/ Expert opinion on Circular Economy possibilities in Slovakia Published in Euractive in the Slovak language in 2 parts on February 25 and 26, 2019 https://euractiv.sk/section/zivotne-prostredie/opinion/co-sa-moze-slovensko-naucit-od-holandska-v-obehovej-ekonomike/ https://euractiv.sk/section/ekonomika-a-euro/opinion/od-ziaroviek-k-jedlu-ako-holandsko-buduje-obehove-hospodarstvo/ Challenges ahead! We and our planet are facing some major challenges today. Climate change, loss of biodiversity, “the plastic soup” and providing access to resources for our industries are just a few …

Holland Circular Hotspot: terugblik op 2018

FreekvanEijk Blog, News, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Door Freek van Eijk, Directeur Holland Circular Hotspot De geboorte van Holland Circular Hotspot Na het succes van een inkomende circulaire handelsmissie tijdens het Nederlandse voorzitterschap in 2016 wisten we dat we als Nederlands iets unieks hadden met onze circulaire economie aanpak. Vele Publieke en private partijen hebben zich ingespannen om het tijdelijke initiatief (The Netherlands Circular Hotspot) te levend …

Verslag Swiss Green Economy Symposium 2018

FreekvanEijk Blog, News Leave a Comment

Op 4 september 2018 was Nederland voor de tweede keer partnerland bij het ‘Swiss Green Economy Symposium (SGES)’ in Winterthur. Op dit Zwitserse duurzaamheidssymposium met zo’n 700 deelnemers spraken partijen uit de politiek, wetenschap, onderwijs, bedrijfsleven en NGO’s over duurzame winst: lokaal en wereldwijd, hoe te realiseren? Dit jaar stonden vier Nederlandse bedrijven/instanties met een reputatie op het gebied van …

Circular is going global

FreekvanEijk Blog, News, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Accelerating together towards a Circular Economy: HCEW2018 Impressions from the Holland Circular Economy Week June 11-14, 2018 (first published on: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/accelerating-together-towards-circular-economy-freek-van-eijk/) Living in a densely populated delta below sea level, the Dutch were forced over centuries to develop extensive knowledge and experience in finding high quality, sustainable and affordable solutions to protect delta areas and enable delta life. The Netherlands is …

New global report to help cities manage their food waste

FreekvanEijk Blog, News Leave a Comment

New report is practical guide for policymakers on food waste reduction, collection, and treatment Treating all food waste globally would reduce CO2 emissions by the equivalent of taking all cars in the EU off the road Report says treating inedible food waste through anaerobic digestion gives best environmental result A new international report to help cities manage their food waste …

Global Food Waste Management: An Implementation Guide for Cities 

FreekvanEijk Blog, Event Leave a Comment

David Newman, President, World Biogas Association invites you to the international launch of  Global Food Waste Management: An Implementation Guide for Cities  A ground-breaking report produced collaboratively by  The World Biogas Association and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Food, Water and Waste Programme  With special guest The Mayor of the City of Rotterdam, His Excellency Ahmed Aboutaleb  When: 16th …

Green Deal tackelt regels voor circulaire ondernemers

FreekvanEijk Blog, News, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Bedrijven die circulair ondernemen hebben moeite om secundaire grondstoffen te importeren en exporteren. Ze lopen tegen regelgeving aan die per land verschilt. De Green Deal North Sea Resources Roundabout (NSRR) harmoniseert de regels. Met succes: bedrijven in 3 afvalstromen merken inmiddels het verschil. Ruim 1,5 jaar geleden ondertekenden ministers uit Frankrijk, Vlaanderen, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Nederland, het bedrijfsleven en milieuorganisaties …

The challenging but rewarding case of recycling rigid PVC

FreekvanEijk Blog, News, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

A group within the North Sea Resources Roundabout is working on developing safe solutions for the recycling of rigid PVC with legacy substances as a basis for crossborder circular economy trade opportunities. This article explains the regulatory challenges facing the recycling of rigid PVC with legacy components and makes suggestions for a way forward. This article is based on the …