Circular economy

Port of Amsterdam is a first-rate base for circular economy due to the intensive recycling and the high level of expertise in the port. The port welcomes start-ups as well as intensive projects and business part of the circular economy.


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Circular economy

First-rate base for circular economy

Recycling is an important sector in the port of Amsterdam region. This concerns the recycling of metal, scrap metal, rubble, e-waste and other waste and biobased recycling. This is a first-rate base for the circular economy, based on the reuse of material. Port of Amsterdam actively attracts start-ups as well as knowledge-intensive projects and businesses that are part of the circular economy.

High level expertise

Port of Amsterdam reserves space and invests in collaborative ventures with customers and start-ups in order to further develop these kinds of innovative activities in the port. The City of Amsterdam is investing in the knowledge-based economy and R&D with, for example, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) initiative. With two universities and the Innovation Lab Chemistry Amsterdam, Amsterdam is able to offer a high level of specialist expertise and innovation for the circular economy in Amsterdam.


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Updates on Circular Economy

CleanCapital selects three winners at the Amsterdam Circular Challenge Event on 27 September

It is with great pleasure we announce the three winners of the Amsterdam Circular Challenge Event: Gensos, Antecy en CircularIQ.

Wednesday, 27 September: Final of Amsterdam Circular Challenge

6 finalists to pitch their innovative ideas at Clean Challenge Event
Circular Challenge

Amsterdam Circular Challenge Event

Start-ups that have come up with the ultimate innovative idea for improving the sustainability of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and the Port have spent the past few months studying three challenges related to biomass, carbon dioxide and big data.
Circular Challenge

Amsterdam Circular Challenges

Are you or do you know a start-up in the circular economy? CleanCapital Amsterdam offers you lots of business opportunities!

Port of Amsterdam sponsors Uitmarkt cultural festival

Port of Amsterdam has entered into a three-year alliance with the Uitmarkt cultural festival.

Regional stakeholders all set to make circular economy a reality

Businesses, local authorities and research and educational institutions in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) are joining an effort to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. A report published on the 20th of July exploring spatial and...

Amsterdam Circular Challenge

Join our challenge for a circular Amsterdam!

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Micha Hes

Commercial Division
Business Developer
Biobased Economy & Circular Economy
Tel: +31 6 832 37 668