Netherlands aims to be global leader in circular economy with Circular Hotspot


Some of the Netherlands’ major organisations have joined together to ensure the country becomes a leader in the circular economy.

Companies including Accenture, Akzo Nobel, KPMG, Philips and Siemens are working together and as ambassadors to ensure the Netherlands is recognised as a leader in this field. This group has been formed by Dutch organisation Circle Economy.


As part of this, Delta Development Group, Schiphol Group and the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer are working together to develop ‘The Valley’ within Schiphol Trade Park, which is intended to be a circular economy equivalent to the IT sector’s Silicon Valley in California.

Circle Economy co-initiator and lead for this programme Guido Braam said: “The Netherlands has everything to position itself as a global hotspot for the circular economy.

“Many inspiring circular things are already happening in the Netherlands that all could and should be proud of.

“Together with a strong coalition, Circle Economy is now leading the way to put our country on the international map as a circular hotspot.”

The Netherlands aims to position itself as the leader in the circular economy in time for its Presidency of the European Union in 2016.