Many entrepreneurs and knowledge institutions came together to inspire and motivate each other during the 100% Circular conference in the Northern Netherlands on 5 March in Assen. They were joined by deputies from the provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. The conference focused on working towards the goal of being 100% circular by 2050.
Circular construction and procurement
We saw many interesting examples of circular construction and circular procurement, and the three deputies from the three provinces promised to join forces to pursue this topic at policy level.
Design in the circular economy
House of Design was invited to show examples of the role of design in the circular economy. We showed products, material designs and research arising from our projects, including Lokale Maakplaats, Groningen Ontwerpt and Fryske Trui in collaboration with It Erfskip from Fryslân. We highlighted the role in product design, but also focused on artistic intervention that makes people aware. The underlying methodology of the local value chain was well received by curious visitors and various parties were interested in more examples. Definitely to be continued!