Circularity in Rotterdam’s port and industrial cluster
In Rotterdam, many of the city’s circular efforts have to do with the port and the industries in the port area. These industries, together with the logistics involved, use enormous amounts of energy and resources and cause a range of residuals. The Rotterdam Makers District is an area within the port that houses circular companies such as Umincorp, GroenCcllect and Royal 3D.
When it comes to circularity in the port cluster, challenges and opportunities can be found in chemical recycling, large scale waste processing and biofuels. In these areas, Rotterdam’s circularity efforts are aligned with regional policies and programs, such as Cluster Energiestrategie Rotterdam-Moerdijk and the Circulaire Actieagenda Zuid-Holland.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is actively working together with many regional and chain partners to develop new, circular value chains, for example around the chemical recycling of plastics and the reuse and recycling of batteries. This is creating lots of opportunities for businesses to connect to existing developments or to design and develop new activities and solutions.
Photo: many of the current circularity efforts in Rotterdam have to do with the port and the industrial cluster.