International Week 2017

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It's the circular economy, stupid!

Wednesday, 8th of February |  13:00 – 13:45 

It's the circular economy, stupid!

Frans Beckers (NL) is co-founder and managing partner of FBBasic, Cofa and Cirmar, all active in establishing a circular economy. Key words are: design for disassembly, reverse logistics, refurbishment and recycling as well as a dedicated materials bank for secondary raw materials. So design and operations of circular production and consumption systems respectively, where there is no space for the concept of waste anymore. Frans is passionate about the regeneration of raw materials and an expert in this so-called circular economy.

It’s the circular economy, stupid!
With a circular economy as the basis for a mindset for the future, Europe should aim to retain or insource production to the EU. Raw materials are needed to do so, and only non-fossil sources will be able to help us here. This will be one of the biggest challenges for the EU. At the same time, it will lead to innovation, new economic activities and to employment. It will be a very attractive vista for students from ALL disciplines, as they will play a key role in the success of the circular economy. Learn about your own future here, especially for Zuyd students with possible family roots in the fossil-mining industry. Please be invited to make this journey from fossil to urban mining!