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Recycle organic waste


The Municipality of Rotterdam is looking for organic waste treatment solution providers from around the world to repurpose Rotterdam’s municipal organic waste and create useful value-added products. 

Rotterdam produces 10 million kilograms of household waste every year. Most of which has the potential to be transformed into valuable new materials. By 2030, the Netherlands has the goal to have a 50% reduction in raw materials consumption, and by 2050 be a fully waste free economy, so the pressure is on to find novel and disruptive technologies to achieve this goal.

This challenge is an opportunity for proven waste transformation technologies to work alongside the Municipality on scaling their business to the city of Rotterdam together with local partners such as the Port of Rotterdam, the petrochemical industry and other connected stakeholders in the local ecosystem.

We are looking for advanced waste separation & recovery and alternative waste conversion & new materials technologies. The innovation must comply with high environmental standards, to reduce carbon emissions connected to waste processing.

This challenge is open for both startups as ready to implement solutions by established companies.