Circular economy at the Port of Amsterdam
The Port of Amsterdam aims to become a hotspot for the circular economy in Europe. To this end, the Port has been active in establishing a strategy to attract businesses and entrepreneurs. The Port has actively sought out organisations that are passionate about transforming society and the ways we use resources. The Port links those organisations to existing industries and activities, e.g. the city waste cluster, energy production, biorefineries, chemicals and liquid terminals. An example is the cooperation set up to fish for plastics in the Amsterdam canals and process these different streams of plastics into new products. To enhance innovation in this field, Port of Amsterdam has set up the incubators Prodock and Prodock 2.0, where start-ups and scale-ups have the opportunity to connect with other circular and biobased initiatives.