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WASTED challenges you to immerse into plastic, paper, glass and textiles waste and start looking at your ‘trash’ with an innovative look.

WASTED dreams big. One of its goals is to be an engine of both material and social design, where the social benefits of local neighborhood activation coincide with and enforce

CITIES Foundation not only accelerates environmentally conscious behaviour and sustainable consumption, it essentially offers effective solutions for social inclusion.

CITIES Foundation designs and carries out sustainable, locally-rooted community projects. The Foundation is currently supported by the municipality of Amsterdam to empower communities living under the poverty line to afford

“We try to bring all of the information to us and then we share it again to the other people.” - Frank Scholtens

In a truly circular economy, not a single drop of energy should be wasted. However, today we are far from this ideal; throwing away vast mountains of organic waste each

Cities have been recognised as actors leading planetary transition

Over the last two years, cities have been recognised as actors leading planetary transition. They have been the key actors for achieving the targets set by major international agreements such

"We’re working to make our cities healthier and more efficient by developing and sharing the most innovative methods for sustainable food production, energy conservation and material reuse." – Jonathan Pereira

Increasingly disillusioned with industrial mega-farms that characterised much of our modern food system, many cities are witnessing a renewed interest in more socially and environmentally conscious systems of local food

A small, localised solution to a more endemic problem of food waste: “These little things are the things that change life, that change our reality.” – Ainhoa Crespo Gadea

We all create staggering quantities of waste; it’s become inherent part of our daily lives. But this waste creates large environmental and economic challenges for cities. In steps Solidarity Fridge (Nevera Solidaria

The waste of yesterday is the ‘harvest of today’

In the transition towards circular cities, experience sharing is key. No two solutions will be the same, but the value gained from these experiences can be huge. This is the

Dave Hakkens in collaboration with WASTED and deBijenkorf made a Precious Plastic window installation to transform the societal perceptions and start seeing plastic trash as treasure.

Plastic was thought to be a solution… It was created to allow product affordability, mobility, replication and mass production. This indeed came with multiple socioeconomic benefits. However, the vicious plastic

“There is no such thing as waste, there is just stuff in the wrong place.” Duncan Baker-Brown

There is no ‘one-size’ solution to make a city circular. That said, The Wasted City book demonstrates the heterogeneity of approaches, all of which are critical to further the development of circular

A new approach for grid operations that achieve a sustainable, secure, and cost-effective energy system by providing long-term, locally generated power security prioritized for the community.

The Wasted City book is a collection of work that combines compelling insights on circularity by external professionals, experts, and thinkers with a case-based approach. The latter is pursued by various specialized individuals working directly with CITIES’

FOODLOGICA is the only electric powered company focused solely on local food transport. Greening the last-mine of food delivery in Amsterdam.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a new city, then you know that getting from point A to point B through labyrinthine streets of staggering complexity, can be a pretty

We will only attain ecological conversion when it becomes socially desirable. CITIES found a way to make it desirable both socially and economically.

Circularity and connectivity are what almost all living systems have been based on since the big bang. Why almost? People are still firmly accustomed to the linear thinking – we take, we

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