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Louise Vet

More than two birds with one stone

16 / 11 / 2017

My first TEDXAmsterdam talk, in 2009, was called ‘Towards a circular economy: let’s be positive’. Yes…

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Dirk Carrez

Biobased economy in Europe on the right track!

27 / 03 / 2017

The biobased economy becomes an important industrial sector contributing to the priorities of the current Juncker…


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ReThink Waste Challenge
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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…

Harm ten Napel/Wageningen University & Research

Waste management
03:59

Chemical recycling: the holy grail of the circular economy?

Chemical recycling turns waste plastics into renewable raw materials. It is no wonder that the interest…

Pierre Gielen

‘By collaboration we can extract more value from the circular plastics chain’
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‘By collaboration we can extract more value from the circular plastics chain’

Circularity starts where plastic ends: the bins or the Plastic Heroes recycling bag. Collecting and sorting…

Pierre Gielen

Bioplastics on course
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Bioplastics on course

There is growing enthusiasm about bioplastics. Today, demand exceeds supply and there is increasingly more clarity…

Marjolein Roggen

The need for a uniform ‘yardstick’
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The need for a uniform ‘yardstick’

The sustainable character of the biobased economy tends not to receive enough attention. Biomass is always…

Lucien Joppen

New eco-friendly coating for boats based on shellfish waste
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New eco-friendly coating for boats based on shellfish waste

Researchers from the GREEN-CHEM network at Ghent University have developed a new coating for boats based…


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Recycling waste
00:33

Students rise to the challenge: a world without waste

Zero waste, a sustainable world without waste, that is the ambition of the ReThink Waste Challenge.…

Editorial office / Wageningen

Waste
01:03

Brussels takes up fight against packaging waste

Eurocommissioners Frans Timmermans (Green Deal) and Virginijus Sinkevicius (Environment) presented a new proposal on Wednesday (30…

Editorial office / Brussels

Zero Waste concept
01:28

Students contributing to circular biobased economy

With the Rething Waste Student Challenge, Wageningen University & Research challenges students to develop a circular…

Editorial office / Wageningen

Plastic recycling worker
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Chemical industry sees no point in national plastic tax

A national tax on fossil plastics is not the right way to achieve a rapid reduction…

Editorial office / The Hague

Plastic Energy plant in Spain
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INEOS and Plastic Energy to chemically recycle 100kton of plastic waste per year

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe and Plastic Energy have announced a Memorandum Of Understanding to produce…

Editorial office / Cologne

Waste landfill in Asia
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“Netherlands world leader in plastic waste export”

In 2021, the Netherlands was the EU's largest exporter of plastic waste, mainly to countries in…

Editorial office


Agenda

Zero Waste Biorefineries

Hof van Wageningen, Wageningen

All waste is a resource

Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam