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  • Dutch architects call for support for recycled island idea

    30/09/13

    Dutch architects call for support for recycled island idea
    A Dutch architectural practice has drawn up the blueprint for a “recycled island” that will make use of waste recovered from the marine environment to construct floating living spaces. The firm, WHIM Architecture, believes that the concept could be useful in low lying countries – such as the Netherlands – that might be vulnerable to greater levels of flooding because of climate change.

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    • Energy efficiency,
    • Recycling
    • Netherlands
  • Towards resource efficiency via business model innovation

    26/11/12

    Towards resource efficiency via business model innovation
    The modern consumer economy has a fundamental flaw that promotes unsustainable consumption: the more companies sell, the more they earn. Turntoo, a Dutch company, has been building its business model based on an alternative system in which products are not sold by the producer to the consumer, but remain the property of the producer throughout their lifecycles.

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    • Resource Efficiency
    • Netherlands
  • Let the train take the strain

    14/09/12

    Let the train take the strain
    The Dutch railway operator is retrofitting its intercity train fleet to make it more efficient.

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    • Energy efficiency,
    • Recycling,
    • Resource Efficiency,
    • Transport
    • Netherlands
  • Conjuring water out of air

    03/10/10

    Conjuring water out of air
    Innovator Dutch Rainmaker has married wind-turbine technology with water production and purification expertise to create a sustainable method for extracting water from air.

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    • Energy efficiency,
    • Technology,
    • Water
    • Netherlands
  • World's first mine-water power station opens in Heerlen

    15/02/09

    World's first mine-water power station opens in Heerlen
    The EU-supported Minewater project opened the world's first mine-water power station in the Netherlands in October 2008 to highlight the geothermal energy potential of water in old mines.

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    • Resource Efficiency,
    • Water
    • Netherlands