The Future of (no) Waste


15:30 - 19:00


Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
Rotterdam Science Tower, Marconistraat 16, Rotterdam, 3029 AK
Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship
The Future of (no) Waste

At the event ‘The Future of (no) Waste’ on June 25th we will take a wide perspective at the future of waste. Three expert key notes will highlight city waste as a resource, circular product design and best practices, nationally and internationally. Break out sessions will look into the specific sectors of food, buildings and plastics.

Program Overview

15:30 Walk in
16:00 Keynote speakers, Q&A
17:00 Break-out sessions
18:00 Drinks

Keynote speakers

  • First we welcome Eva Gladek, founder and CEO of Metabolic. Gladek will highlight her previously conducted research covering waste streams in the municipality of Rotterdam and Zuid-Holland as a building block for the circular economy.
  • Next, Prof. dr. Balkenende, A.R. Professor of Circular Product Design from TU Delft will go more in dept about circular product design and recyclable products.
  • To conclude the keynote speeches Freek van Eijk, director of Holland Circular Hotspot will provide a landscaping of the scope of waste streams and the circular economy in the Netherlands, but also abroad.

Parallel Sessions

One of the sessions focuses on innovation in plastic waste. This session will be introduced and moderated by Gerard van der Laan, Senior Scientist Circular Plastics of TNO. Three innovators will get the stage, among them is Pyroil, who use pyrolysis technology to produce oil from plastic waste.
In the organic waste session, we welcome Erik Hoeksema, Division Manager Wastelab from Milgro. Erik will be in charge of moderating the session including a pitch of Bio-boost.
The third break-out session covers waste in the built environment. Fittingly, we invited Hanneke van der Heijden, Sustainability Specialist at Woonstad Rotterdam to moderate this session. Among the innovators for this session is TU Delft together with Bribus to present their circular kitchen concept.

Triboo Demonstration

Before we move to the drinks, we welcome Marc van der Heijden from Triboo for a demonstration. Triboo is the circular supply chain and uses waste as a resource to create furniture and interior designs for organizations.

Stay tuned for more information while we continue to shape the full program for this event. We are looking forward to welcoming you the 25th of June.

Interested? RSVP here.

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