Knowledge Partners


APPLiA Netherlands is an industry-wide spokesperson for stakeholders and the media and represents the interests of suppliers and manufacturers of electrical household appliances.

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For 25 years, Bebat has been giving all used batteries in Belgium a new life by collecting, sorting and recycling them.

Branchevereniging Kringloop Nederland (BKN)

Trade association Kringloop Nederland (BKN) represents the interests of recycling organizations that are committed to a circular economy and inclusive society. They distinguish themselves within the industry by means of the Kringloop Nederland quality mark.


Knowledge institutions, trade associations, the design sector, regional accelerators and government organizations join forces in the CIRCONNECT knowledge platform. They make existing knowledge and experiences in the field of circular design widely accessible and develop new knowledge together.


Coolrec is a subsidiary of Renewi and specializes in the mechanical processing of e-waste (WEEE) and is the EU market leader in the processing of refrigerators and freezers and plastics from e-waste.


CORE is a student team and startup of TU/e, Avans, TiU and Fontys, focused on accelerating the circular economy.


DNV is an independent risk management service provider and the world’s leading certification body for risk management and quality assurance, operating in more than 100 countries.


FFact advises and develops producer systems with which producers can demonstrate that they have achieved sustainability goals.


FIAR is the trade association for producers/importers of imaging, TV, & audio, or consumer electronics. FIAR informs participants about current and relevant developments in the field of legislation and regulations, market trends and producer responsibility. FIAR also represents the interests of producers/importers. All this to support the industry.

HKS The Metal Company

HKS is a company with more than 100 years of experience in the field of recycling electronics and metals in the broadest sense of the word.

Hogeschool Saxion

Saxion University of Applied Sciences is an educational and knowledge institution for higher professional education with branches in Enschede, Deventer and Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.

Holland Recycling

Holland Recycling is a specialist in Recycling, Re-use and Data Destruction. They are a fully certified recycling company that is fully focused on processing e-waste.

Jacomij Electronics Recycling

Jacomij Electronics Recycling specializes in the high-quality processing and recycling of electronic waste and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), aiming for the highest possible recycling percentage.


“Know waste to no waste” is Knowwaste’s motto. Knowwaste collects information about waste and recycling together with other waste specialists.


The LightRec Foundation represents the manufacturers of lamps and lighting manufacturers as their representative in the context of their producer responsibility.


Motivaction is the largest independent insights and market research agency in the Netherlands.


The National (W)EEE Register (NWR) has been designated by the government to organize the tasks arising from the registration and reporting obligation in the WEEE Regulation (WEEE Directive).

Partners for Innovation

Partners for Innovation advises and develops projects for sustainable innovation with a focus on circular economy, renewable energy and sustainable land use.


PreZero is a new name in the Netherlands. Yet they have been active here for years, just like abroad. PreZero collects waste and turns it into new raw materials.


PV CYCLE is a European organization with national producer collectives for photovoltaic solar panels in countries such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and the United Kingdom. The organization was founded in 2007 as a voluntary take-back collective and has been providing WEEE compliance solutions for solar panels in the European Union since 2014.


Rebel is an impact and data-driven consultancy that specializes in public-private partnerships and works on various topics, such as the circular economy.


Riwald Recycling plays a pivotal role as a supplier in the circular chain of sustainable material use worldwide and also recycles hundreds of thousands of tonnages of waste materials every year.


Stichting Metalektro Recycling, SMR, aims to effectively and efficiently achieve the collection target of at least 65% for all companies that place electrical and electronic equipment on the Dutch market.


The Responsible Recycling of Electrical Tools Foundation, SVEG, aims to effectively and efficiently achieve the collection target for all companies that place electrical and electronic equipment on the Dutch market.


SCYCLE leads the global e-waste discussion and promotes sustainable e-waste management strategies based on a “lifecycle thinking”.

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

WUR is the partnership between Wageningen University and Wageningen Research Foundation. Among other things, WUR is involved in Environmental Technology (ETE). ETE Biorecovery focuses on the environmentally friendly recovery of nutrients and metals from water and waste/raw materials.

Wastepoint Afvalbeheer

WastePoint has been an independent specialist in the collection and processing of waste since 2004. They manage waste from various parties, assist in obtaining exemptions or permits and take care of the processing. They also advise on waste management.

Waterschoot Recycling

Waterschoot Recycling has been processing e-waste for 11 years. Their specialty lies in the field of re-use and the processing of battery-containing material.


Witteveen+Bos is a consultancy and engineering firm that works on projects in the fields of water, infrastructure, the environment and construction. Maximum value creation is central to all projects, with a search for sustainable solutions for society.


Stichting Zonne-energie Recycling Nederland (ZRN) represents the interests of the solar sector within Stichting OPEN. ZRN provides a director to the OPEN Foundation, which has solar panels in its portfolio. That driver is advised by ZRN.

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