TOURISM PLASTIC PLEDGE: 150 BUSINESSES SIGN UP TO CUT PLASTIC POLLUTION

Every year over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the oceans. It’s estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. Research has shown that hotel guests generate a lot more plastic waste than a normal household in the same area. Tourism is one of the world’s bigges...

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Circular Economy

FUTUREPROOF COFFEE COLLECTIVE: A FAIR PRICE FOR COFFEE

The coffee industry is under pressure. In many cases the production process has a negative impact on people and the environment further up the supply chain, while coffee roasters have to contend with thin margins, high costs and fierce competition. To address this issue it’s high time that ‘rea...

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Circular Economy

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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Circular Economy

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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Fair Supply Chains

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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Circular Economy

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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