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Why innovations contribute to a better future

For us and our children

We take innovative steps every single day, for the circular economy and to make businesses more sustainable. That way, we contribute rather a lot. Want to join us?

5 ways in which innovations contribute to a circular future

Innovations provide the following:

  1. More reuse of raw materials
  2. Less extraction of primary raw materials
  3. Value preservation of materials
  4. Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  5. Less biodiversity loss

Contributing to sustainability goals

If we develop an innovation together, we directly contribute to both national and international sustainability goals:

  1. Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  2. Government-wide programme Netherlands Circular 2050

1. 17 global SDGs to make the world a better place

The Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) are the 17 development goals of the United Nations (UN). These are goals designed to make the world a fairer, more inclusive and better place for everyone by 2030. These SDGs have been agreed by the 193 countries affiliated with the UN.

Renewi is committed to 6 of the 17 SDGs.

Good health
and wellbeing

Keeping employees safe and well is a key objective, and we have the same responsibility to local communities.

Clean water
and sanitation

One of our key treatment activities is cleaning waste water to make it re-useable.


and clean energy

We lower our carbon footprint by using renewable energy and we sell green energy produced on site.

SDG 11

Sustainable cities
and communities

We reduce our carbon emissions while collecting waste in cities and urban areas.

SDG 12

Responsible consumption
and production

We enable the circular economy by supporting responsible consumption and production.

SDG 13


We take action to protect the climate by carbon avoidance and recycling waste that would otherwise be sent to incineration or landfill.

2. The government-wide Netherlands Circular programme, a 100% circular economy by 2050

Netherlands Circular is about achieving a 50% circular economy by 2030 and a 100% circular economy by 2050. So that we have enough raw materials in the future, and a planet that’s liveable.

As a waste-to-product specialist, Renewi wants to make a major contribution to this transition to a circular economy. More and better recycling is a crucial element of this. That's why Renewi has Mission75.

Share your innovative idea with Renewi

Are you or is your organisation interested in circularity AND in developing an innovation? Do you want to put your idea into practice on a commercial scale? If so, please contact Renewi today. We would love to hear from you.

Contact our innovation team