Biobased Circular
Bio-based raw materials as the basis for a new branch of industry

The chemical industry is facing a radical turnaround: from fossil fuels as the trusted basis for polymers to renewable (bio)raw materials, waste streams and/or recycled materials. And from linear value chains to a circular industry based on value cycles. Only in this way is the ambition to be fully circular by 2050 achievable.

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ReThink Waste Challenge
Nearly 200 students from over the world join the quest for a zero-waste future with the WUR ReThink Waste Challenge

On 18 January, students will kick off the ReThink Waste Challenge, an international student competition looking for the next step towards a sustainable world without waste organized by Wageningen University & Research. The competing student teams will come up with their own business idea or prototype for a technology that will reduce or reuse waste, create reusable materials, and contributes to a sustainable future.

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Mansuy Rocquin (Decathlon) during the Biorizon year event 2022
‘Bio-aromatics can make sportswear more sustainable’

Customers of outdoor sports brand Decathlon spend a lot of their time in nature. Sustainability is therefore one of the company's obvious values. “We have a big impact on the environment and take on the responsibility to reduce this. This includes switching to bio-based raw materials produced in a nature-friendly way,” said Mansuy Rocquin, Decathlon's Product & Application Engineer, at the 9th Biorizon event on 1 December.

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