The demand for raw materials has increased tremendously over the past 100 years: the global population now uses 34 times more material resources, 27 times more minerals, 12 times more fossil fuels, and 3.6 times more biomass. This practice is not sustainable. By designing products more intelligently, extending their lifetime and reusing components, a circular economy that contributes significantly to future-proofing the Dutch economy can be created.
There is much to be done in Amsterdam as well. Approximately 40% of the raw material supply chains in Amsterdam are related to construction and demolition. In 2015, parties in the construction chain signed a national green deal with the City to make this chain circular. A green deal indicates that the partners have agreed to undertake demolition, renovation and construction projects in which reclaimed construction materials are reused locally (also see www.cirkelstad.nl).
In order to reuse reclaimed materials, demand and supply must be clearly defined in terms of space, time, quantity and quality.
Offer us a solution, tool or system to facilitate the local reuse of reclaimed (construction) materials, monitor the resulting process, and, as a possible result, create new jobs.
Specific criteria that the startup should take into account in devising its bid:
Issued by: Ruimte en Duurzaamheid