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Circular port

11 May 2021
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A circular economy requires an integrated approach and cooperation of parties throughout the production chain: extraction of raw materials, product design, production process, repair, reuse and recycling.

As the largest port in Europe and the raw materials cluster of the Netherlands, Rotterdam can make a significant contribution to the raw materials (pillar 3) and climate challenge. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is 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.


New circular manufacturing processes start small. They start as a pilot and go through various stages. For example, how do you turn wastewater into chlorine?

Infographic case-study wastewater

Rotterdam as circular hub

Is your company involved in the circular economy? See the opportunities for developing new circular activities in the port or which circular companies are already in the port, with whom you may be able to cooperate.

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Processing types:


Processing types

  • Recover
  • Recycle
  • Repair
  • Repurpose
  • Re-use
  • Companies with a mix of processing types


  • Location where start-ups and grow-ups further develop their circular ideas and technologies
  • Futureproof business practice

    Large and small companies are already working on a sustainable economy.
    Get inspired.