Circular economy

Circular economy

Our ambition in the circular economy is to close the raw material cycles and bring a circular economy ever closer. From waste to resources.

We actively make the knowledge and expertise we have accumulated available within Rijkswaterstaat as well as to target groups in the market. The information is distributed to public authorities and social organisations through events, to our Waste Management Helpdesk and on various websites and social media. We take part in the nationwide Circular Economy programme, including the From Waste to Raw Materials programme, which promotes the avoidance and recycling of waste by municipalities and businesses.

Procurement

By conducting a series of pilots we are learning more and more about what needs to be done to make the shift to circular procurement. These insights are being used to improve our own procurement processes. We are also applying the knowledge we gain in new pilots outside Rijkswaterstaat and encourage participants to pass on their knowledge. Example of a procurement project is the REBus project.

In 2019 the first circular overpass in The Netherlands was revealed. All concrete elements can be taken apart, moved and reconstructed somewhere else.

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