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THIS IS WHAT MVO NEDERLAND HAS ALREADY ACHIEVED FOR THE NEW ECONOMY

We can’t get to the New Economy ‘just like that’ - we need deeds (not words) to get there. And not just any deeds or action – it has to be action that makes an impact. We are proud of what we have already been able to achieve in collaboration with our partners. Please find below details of some inspiring projects. To find what you are looking for more quickly, filter them by key theme.

CLOTHES THE CIRCLE: MINISTER KAAG’S CIRCULAR DESIGNER DRESS

Each year, businesses produce no less than 80 million kilos of clothing but sell by no means all of it. The Netherlands fashion industry alone has an annual surplus of about 21.5 million unsold items of clothing. What’s more, 58 million kilos of the clothing we do wear ends up in the household ru...

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TASTY WASTE: PLATFORM TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE

Food is too valuable to waste. Despite this, a large proportion of what we eat still ends up in our waste bins – both at home and in the food production chain. For example, did you know that in the Netherlands we throw away no less than 1.3 billion tonnes of food every year? This is enough to fee...

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ICSR VOUCHER FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS ABROAD

Moyee Coffee, supplier of ‘fair chain’ coffee, works directly with coffee producers in Ethiopia. This company has its coffee roasted and packed locally. This generates three times as much income locally for farmers, as well as more jobs. When Moyee Coffee was looking for funding to set up a tra...

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FUTURE-PROOF MATCHMAKING VIA FUTUREPROOF.COMMUNITY

Your average office gets through a lot of paper and coffee. After serving their purpose, both usually end as business waste – but they don’t have to! Breedweer Facility Services looked for – and found – a solution. After all, you should be able to do something useful with 5,000 tonn...

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WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING FROM RICE WASTE

Rice straw: it could be something you have never heard of. This waste – which comes from the rice production process – is often burned after the harvest. This happens in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and more countries. The result: smog and air pollution. Research carried out by MVO Nede...

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BLUE NETWORKS: SUSTAINABLE COLLABORATION IN THE DRINKING-WATER SECTOR

Getting clean water from the tap in the Netherlands is taken for granted. However, the way in which it is produced and transported can be improved even further. This is why all ten Dutch drinking-water companies are working together to make their sector sustainable more quickly: under the guidance ...

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