Make a business case to process selected, specific flows of business waste in the city into marketable products.
Waste in the city
Businesses in the city throw away a great deal of waste. For a city like The Hague, that soon adds up to hundreds of tons a day. The waste is transported outside the city. That costs the business community money and generates very few jobs for The Hague’s economy. If we consider the waste as a raw material, it can then be processed in the city into new products. For example, several startups and businesses in The Hague are currently growing oyster mushrooms on old coffee dregs, making belts from old bicycle tyres and making new candles from old candle wax. However, many waste products from businesses still disappear into the waste incinerators.
From waste into products
The challenge: Make a business case to process selected, specific flows of business waste in the city into marketable products.
The objective: Let’s make The Hague a circular, inclusive city: where raw materials continue to circulate in chains, producing no waste and retaining jobs.
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