Circular Economy in Utrecht

Last updated 2 years ago by Jon Wilkins

The circular economy in the Utrecht region has been growing.

From Monday 14 through Friday 18 January  the Week of the Circular Economy will be organizing all kinds of activities to raise the public’s as well as businesses understanding of the concept.  Nationally, more than 100 leaders and starters will be presenting how they work on circular entrepreneurship through free events.

Here in Utrecht, they will be promoting the ambition and courage they have to invest to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Below are three events that Jill Bakker, De Wolven, communication & pr  suggests are worth to put on your agenda!

Highlights Week of the Circular Economy in Utrecht

The Green House in Utrecht Stakeholder meeting: Transition agenda for consumer goods

In the Week of the Circular Economy and exactly one year after the launch of the Transition Agenda for Consumer Goods, Anne-Marie Rakhorst – chairman of the transition team – explains the draft implementation program. In January 2018 the Transition Agenda Consumer Goods was presented to State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven in collaboration with many partners. She then asked the transition team to translate this agenda into an implementation program and this has now been developed into a concept. The meeting is also about reflection, in order to implement the icon projects of the programme. Consider the development of sustainable mattresses and the arrival of four Circular Textile Valley hubs.

Tuesday, January 15, 14.00 – 18.00

Muntgebouw, Leidsweg 90, Utrecht

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Utrecht as a circular top region

The province organizes a meeting for ambitious companies and managers working on Utrecht as a circular top region. Regional front-runners present their view of the circular economy and thus show the many initiatives that are already flourishing. Deputy Pim van den Berg introduces the new regional ambassadors, Prof. Derk Loorbach (director DRIFT), together with the leaders involved, discusses the developed transition paths and Prof. Jacqueline Cramer explains, among other things, what a circular top region can deliver.

Wednesday, January 16, 4.00 – 5.15 pm

Provinciehuis Utrecht, Archimedeslaan 6, Utrecht

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The Green House: the success of circular building

The catering pavilion of The Green House is completely circular and very durable. This makes it an appropriate place to learn about the successful approach to development, construction and operation. For every detail of the building a much better circular design has been found than with a traditional linear approach. Rogier Joosten, development manager of the project, talks about this innovative approach under the motto Right to Copy. Of course there is also a tour and ‘the Week’ is concluded with a VrijMiBo.

Friday January 18, 16.00 – 19.00

The Green House, Croeselaan 16, Utrecht

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Jon Wilkins

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Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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