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Joining World Cleanup Day

On September 19 we took matter in our own hands and cleaned the streets in our neighbourhood

September 21st was World Cleanup Day and 20 million people in 179 countries joined forces to make their beaches, streets, forests and parks a little cleaner. This annual day is

Recycling for collective rewards: the worm hotel!

Soon the residents of Amsterdam Noord will be able to use their WASTED coins for collective rewards

Since 2015, the residents of Amsterdam Noord can receive WASTED coins in return for their recycling efforts. They take pictures of their garbage bags at the associated recycling points and

Co-designing a plastic conscious lifestyle app

We are developing an app to help our community reduce their plastic consumption

We are currently working hard on developing a plastic conscious lifestyle app. This app will guide you through a number of challenges which help you reduce your plastic footprint in

The next WASTED

WASTED looks towards the future and takes on new challenges

  This 2018, WASTED successfully introduced the bulky waste into their system, promoting second life to items through reusing, repairing and recycling. Relying on innovation, an online reward option was activated

WASTED digital coins redeemable online

New option for WASTED system: "The use of WASTED digital coins for webshop redeem"

  Recently, WASTED members have the opportunity to spend coins in online shopping. We arrive to the digital era from the analog reward system making easier and quicker to manage

Plastic Archeology Crash Course

A report on the plastic archeology workshop held for a group of design students from Shanghai

On the 29th of April, Elisha who is WASTED’s education and community development officer hosted a Plastic Archeology Crash Course for a group of design students from Shanghai. The students

WASTED’s bulky waste poster

We have developed this poster to assist participants in managing repairing, reusing and recycling their bulky waste

There is huge potential for bulky waste to provide ongoing value to our community. This can either be through moving the item to a new home where it can be

Research for WASTED’s Bulky Waste pilot

WASTED is conducting research and consulting with stakeholders to develop a bulky waste management strategy

  As you probably already know, WASTED has been working on solutions to improve the management of bulky waste in Amsterdam. This is part of the City of Amsterdam’s wider

Interview: Floor from the municipality

Floor is WASTED's contact point within the municipality. Earlier this month we interviewed Floor in order to learn a bit about how she views WASTED and our role within the Noord community as waste managers.

When did you first become aware of the WASTED? Last spring my colleague Stef Le Fevre asked me if I wanted to supervise the implementation of the WASTED project from


Read about the exciting range of work, intern and other opportunities we have opening up!

There are many exciting opportunities opening up to join our team! The weather is starting to warm up and so are we. The expansion of FOODLOGICA and WASTED’s ongoing work with

REPORT: WASTED User Journey Workshop

WASTED recently ran a user journey workshop to gauge participants experience with the WASTED system.

REPORT: WASTED User Journey Workshop   On Monday the 26th of February this year WASTED hosted a user journey workshop. The purpose was to gauge community perspectives and experiences in

The Circular City – Flying over Amsterdam’s Metabolism

WASTED is an initiative rooted in Amsterdam, which introduces a sustainable solution to a growing, global concern: the destructive impact of waste on our economies, environment, and society. Zooming out from the global urban metabolism debate, WASTED can be seen as a link within an upcoming circular city system.

  March 2018, Oukje van Merle Circularity is gaining traction. When walking down the street, it won’t surprise you to see advertising messages emblazoned with circularity inspired slogans and mantras.

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