Welcome !

ZEROWASTEAMSTERDAM stands for a collaboration between people and companies that share the same goal. It is a community that wants to make Amsterdam more aware of waste. Everybody throws away a lot every day. But what is waste really? Everything that we throw in the trash can is collected and we do not look at it anymore. In most cases this is burned in large furnaces which is bad for the environment. But also for the wallet! By being aware of what you throw away you can not only save money but also contribute to the environment. Welcome!

Reduce. Reuse. RecyQ.

RecyQ allows waste to circulate with the aim of increasing the percentage of separated waste. RecyQ makes waste separation for citizens and businesses more logical and understandable, so that they are more motivated to cooperate. By experimenting and researching what motivates residents and businesses, we gain insights into how we can stimulate waste separation. By using the latest digital technology, upcycling innovations and working together with schools and parties in the waste chain, we change the perception of waste and create impact in the social, environmental and economic fields.

Zero Waste Southeast

In April RecyQ starts with the community pilot waste separation in collaboration with the Municipality of Amsterdam. In this pilot, RecyQ will motivate residents in Amsterdam Zuidoost to separate more waste and test 7 interventions on effectiveness and scalability.

The interventions that will be tested are:

  • RecyQ app
  • Information provision
  • Reward via CO2 tokens (for neighborhood economy)
  • Special waste bins for the home
  • Return to Sender (plastic for 3d filament & vegetable / fruit waste for compost)
  • Virtual neighborhood fund
    School campaigns

Jacintha Curwen

Chief Upcycling Officer Social Entrepreneur with a financial background. Works on upcycling product strategy, business development and finance.

Richard Severin

Chief Circular Development Social Entrepreneur with a background in international energy consultancy and development cooperation. Works on circular concept development and sustainable project development.

Total 9270.0 Kg


Total 799 TREES

Grow for a year

Total 13244.0 Kg

CO2 saved

Total 265 TOKENS


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