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WASTED COMMUNITY ACTIVATION

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WASTED started with the ambition to directly involve communities in turning a straight make-take-waste system into a regenerative, circular one through a progressive plastic recycling strategy. Now we’re expanding to Amsterdam De Pijp with our separation scheme for bulky waste, seeking a small team of community activators to lead the way!
72U brought together WASTED and De Ceuvel to discuss the question: How can we make sustainable living more accessible and relevant for all?
It’s time for you to know: CITIES’ third publication is under way! And it’s time for the world to know: a community-centered, circular move beyond “take-make-waste” habits is within reach for city makers and citizens alike. This book will show a way forward.

We live in a linear world. The stubborn inertia of a dominant “business as usual” has spread wasteful habits throughout cities of the global north. Economic interactions and socio-spatial developments

With nearly 700 member households in Amsterdam Noord, the Municipality is no longer able or willing to provide the support we need to increase local plastic recycling even further. Now YOU CAN SAVE WASTED NOORD!

At its core, WASTED is a project about communities and citizens – the vibrant heart of city life that defines how we live today, and how we live tomorrow. Kicking off

Our WASTED Soldiers are armed and ready to storm the streets and canals by foot and boat to recycle during Amsterdam’s Gay Pride Canal Parade! They’ll also be giving out rewards to all the virtuous do-gooders who help keep the streets clean!

WASTED Soldiers storming streets? Armed and ready to recycle? Rewards? What are we talking about? How does it work? Amsterdam’s Gay Pride Canal Parade is one of the city’s biggest

We organized the Plastic Era Expo to advancing more sustainable behavior and conscious consumption, driven by exposure to the possibilities hidden in the mysterious world of plastic recycling.
Plastic is an unbelievably versatile, low cost material. We can create new objects, goods and construction materials, and we can recycle it again and again and again. Whether you support closed-loop plastic recycling, or oppose it, this Congress is the place to be.

It’s no joke, and undeniable: plastic recycling is a vital link in a circular economy. And in today’s economy, we consume plastic like never before – when plastic could be the

FabCity is a self-sufficient micro-society, emerging April through June 2016 to explore current solutions to tomorrow’s biggest urban challenges – like plastic waste. CITIES brings a not-to-be-missed inside look into plastic’s grand potential.

A small island just off Amsterdam’s mainland is being transformed into a self-sufficient micro-society exploring the future of everyday living. It’s called FabCity – the cornerstone of the Europe by

A global publication aimed at catalyzing more inclusive urban development processes available for Japanese readers. More on the book and CITIES’ supporting working methodology follow.

We Own The City advances the ambition to re-institutionalize urban development in a more inclusive, innovative and effective fashion around the world. The publication features in-depth research in New York,

Want to build your own WASTED Laboratory? This report tells you what you need to know, while revealing new possibilities and value derived from plastic waste.

How do you turn plastic waste into a modular building block? What type of plastic do you use? What machines do you need to build? How does the process work

Tuesday, March 18th, CITIES will join local innovators in everyday waste at Pakhuis de Zwijger’s 7th Circular Cities event to explore ideas in how waste can, and is, offering individuals, neighborhoods and businesses new opportunities.

While we are enthusiastic about our WASTED research, we not the only ones exploring the vast potential re-use of waste, especially in urban areas. More and more, ideas surrounding circular

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