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A second life for cigarette butts?

Current situation By now, it’s no secret that plastic waste suffocates our planet. Little is known and discussed, though, about the plastic-filtered cigarette butts. Almost 99% of all smokers worldwide

A National week without meat?

This year, the “National Week without meat” takes place from the 9th to the 15th of March in the Netherlands. This initiative of Isabel Boerdam – founder of De Hippe

Cigarettes : our butting legacy!

  A silent killer for the environment Every day, millions of smokers around the world have to look at prominent, graphic pictures on their cigarette packs. Pictures showing people dying

Love your city? Bin your butts!

The problem Plastic straws and bags gain more and more public attention as environmental pollutants. But there is another, certainly more extensive, underlying problem that stays off the radar- cigarette

Fast-fashion has a toll on the environment

Sales, Black Friday, low prices! Textile companies always encourage us to buy more and more clothes. As a result, around 80 billion items of clothes are produced each year. And

Happy New plastic free Year!

New year means new resolution: adopting a plastic-free lifestyle will be your 2020 resolution! Let us guide you to transform your consumption habits towards a plastic conscious lifestyle. Refusing to

Let’s celebrate a conscious Christmas

CITIES is encouraging it's community members to have a more sustainable Christmas

Christmas is undoubtedly one of the happiest times of the year. Along with the holiday season, come the gifts for young and old ones. A side effect of this period,

We are presenting at WasteBuild

WasteBuild is an event showcasing the most innovative projects towards a circular built environment

WasteBuild is the first and only international event dedicated to accelerating the transition towards a circular built environment. During this event, architects, engineers, developers and policymakers will exchange circular initiatives

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

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