*ZERO WASTE AMSTERDAM ZUIDOOST
Developed by RecyQ under the umbrella of Startup in Residence Amsterdam. A clean tech social enterprise; solutions 4 smart city 0-waste challenges; Internet of Garbage applications; rotating bike plan & solar impact ventures
Spillage is a hot topic when talking about Zero Waste in Amsterdam. Just on food alone we throw away on average €150 per person per year. If you include plastics, paper, textiles, organics and e-waste then the city of Amsterdam as a whole throws away €25 million a year worth of valuable resources that we burn in waste-to-energy incinerators. That’s a mayor let out for residents, the environment and
the circular economy.
The introduction in selected communities of mobile app technology, zero waste stores, coupled to a Save-As-You- Throw incentive system for paper, glas, plastic & textile; coloured reusable bags for @home waste separation, worm composting hotels and endorsement by existing City Waste management systems and housing authorities has proven to be an effective tool for achieving zero waste objectives, raising awareness with citizens, reducing costs, environmental burden & increasing efficiency for collection and recycling of waste.
Our 0-waste platform for smart cities is live in the boroughs of Bijlmer-Centrum, H-Buurt, Holendrecht and Venserpolder in Amsterdam, The Netherlands