The future is Circular: strengthening Anglo-Dutch collaboration

Date: Thursday 29th April   Time: 09.45-16.30   Location:

A Webinar series exploring circular economy opportunities for organisations in the Netherlands and the UK.  Featuring sessions with Gary Newman, ASBP Chair, and Katherine Adams, ASBP Technical and Research Associate. 

About this Event

WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme), Holland Circular Hotspot, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom would like to invite you to their exciting webinar series. We are hosting a full-day joint event exploring possibilities for British-Dutch cooperation in Plastics, Textiles and Built Environment to inspire participants and share best practices in the journey towards a more circular economy.

This webinar series is to be held over Zoom on Thursday 29th April 2021, with sessions focusing on each of the three areas of Plastics, Textiles, and Built Environment, as well as an overview and introductory session at the beginning of the day, featuring a welcome from Dutch Ambassador Mr Karel van Oosterom.

Invitees may attend all of the day’s sessions or choose the ones in their area of interest. Each session will include presentations and then a panel discussion. Please see the agenda for the day below, including our current confirmed speakers:

Programme: All times below are GMT

09:45 – 10:00 Opening/Welcome by Ambassador Mr Karel van Oosterom

10:00 – 11:30 Circular Collaboration in Plastics – Speakers include:

David Rogers (Head of International Resource Management, WRAP); Freek van Eijk (Managing Director, Holland Circular Hotspot); Sarah Ottaway (Sustainability and Social Value Lead, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd); Esther Zondervan-van den Beuken (Program Manager Circular Plastics, TNO); Pieter van Os (Program Manager, CIRCO International)

11:30 – 12.30 Break

12:30 – 14.00 Circular Collaboration in Textiles – Speakers include:

David Rogers (Head of International Resource Management, WRAP); Mieke Evers (Circular Textiles Advocate); Netherlands Enterprise Agency; Bert van Son (CEO/Founder, MUD Jeans); Hilde van Duijn (Innovation Manager, Textiles2Textiles); Andrew Ferguson (Co-Founder, Re-Fashion)

14:00 – 15:30 Circular Collaboration in Built Environment – Speakers include:

Freek van Eijk (Managing Director, Holland Circular Hotspot); Sabine Oberhuber (Co-Founder, Turntoo); Gary Newman (Chief Executive, Woodknowledge Wales); Rutger Sypkens (Cirkelstad), Katherine Adams (Technical Associate, ASBP)

15:30 – 16:30 Networking and further Discussion Session


Free to attend, registration essential. Register via Eventbrite.


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