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December 20, 2018

New geo-design tool helps cities turn waste into value

A new geo-design spatial mapping tool connects waste streams to circular business opportunities, giving city…

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December 10, 2018

COP24: circular economy the missing link in global climate plan

At the COP24 climate summit in Katowice on December 7, our founder Eva Gladek presented Metabolic…

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December 4, 2018

‘Socio-Technical City’: A design vision for The City of the Future

In collaboration with UNStudio and a multidisciplinary team of experts, Metabolic has helped develop the…

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November 22, 2018

Kick-start 2019 with a Circular Cities Masterclass

Organizations across the Netherlands will once again kick off the new year with the ‘Week…

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October 19, 2018

How a Circular Charlotte could end waste and poverty

The City of Charlotte has unveiled a strategy for a new, regenerative economic model designed…

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October 9, 2018

Report reveals how to integrate circular building into BREEAM sustainability certification

Metabolic has contributed to a new framework for circular building practices that could help inform…

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September 28, 2018

Could a rare metals shortage disrupt the global renewable energy transition?

The world urgently needs to safeguard supply of the rare metals needed to build enough…

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August 1, 2018

Earth Overshoot Day: Forget carbon budgets, we need a planet Earth budget

Humans have felled rainforests, emitted carbon and depleted freshwater reserves at record speed in 2018…

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July 12, 2018

Rotterdam: a circular economy powerhouse?

A report released as part of the City of Rotterdam’s ambitious bid to become a…

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May 30, 2018

Housing corporations at the heart of a circular Amsterdam

Housing corporations own just under half of Amsterdam’s homes. Helping them achieve sustainability goals can…

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May 25, 2018

Masterclass: Designing Circular Cities of the Future

What kind of city would you like to live in – five, ten, fifteen years…

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April 25, 2018

Using Systems Thinking to Transform Society: A Guidebook

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is known for its work with governments, the public and…

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March 4, 2018

Metabolic Circular Cities Program Launches

By 2050, 70% of us will live in cities. To meet the challenges of today…

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February 23, 2018

Rotterdam Targets Circular Future with Metabolic and Partners

The city of Rotterdam – the second largest in the Netherlands – has asked Metabolic…

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January 31, 2018

Watch Metabolic at the Disruptive Innovation Festival

The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is a 3-week online event that asks the question: what…

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January 30, 2018

Metabolic Masterclasses For a Circular Economy: Expanded Program

Since launching last summer, Metabolic Masterclasses have been helping individuals and organizations to understand and…

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January 19, 2018

Zero-Waste Festivals of the Future: A How-To Handbook

Festivals are the perfect playgrounds for testing circular design, responsible upcycling and waste-free strategies. Together…

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December 12, 2017

Take Part in Metabolic Masterclasses in Circular Economy Week

The Dutch Week of the Circular Economy (15th to 19th January) is an annual celebration…

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November 29, 2017

Turning waste gas into chemicals to reduce emissions and help biomass challenges

Metabolic has completed a study that looks at the potential to turn waste gases from…

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November 27, 2017

One Planet Approaches: new guidance to help organizations operate within planetary boundaries

We have begun to cross the safe boundaries within which the world operates. These boundaries…

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November 6, 2017

Metabolic a finalist for DAM Prijs sustainability award

Metabolic has been nominated for the 2017 DAM Prijs sustainability award. This prize is awarded…

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October 12, 2017

Metabolic and AMS Institute launch strategic Circular Cities partnership

Metabolic and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) are proud to announce…

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October 11, 2017

Eva Gladek named as one of top ‘Sustainability Leaders’

Eva Gladek, the founder and CEO of Metabolic, has been named one of the leading…

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October 3, 2017

New tendering tools driving circularity in building construction

As organisations across the Netherlands embrace the transition to a circular built environment, Metabolic and…

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September 27, 2017

Spectral and Alliander launch blockchain-based renewable energy sharing token

Spectral, a smart energy services company established by Metabolic, is on a mission to accelerate…

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September 18, 2017

Metabolic and University of Amsterdam (UvA) launch ‘Circular Cities’ summer school

Applications are now open for an exciting new addition to UvA’s annual summer educational programming.…

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August 7, 2017

Metabolic launches Masterclasses for a sustainable economy

From designing circular cities to shifting the global food system, and from understanding the new…

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July 19, 2017

Metabolic software tool in running for €500.000 prize

Metabolic has developed a new software tool – ChemDSS – to help enable large-scale sustainable…

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July 12, 2017

Metabolic 2022: celebrating five years and sharing plans for the future

Metabolic was founded in 2012 to respond to the runaway exponential growth of our society…

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June 21, 2017

Happy Birthday to us – celebrations as we turn 5

Since our founding in 2012, Metabolic has completed more than 200 projects and built up…

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June 14, 2017

The Netherlands northern provinces taking the lead for a circular economy

The local governments and businesses of the north of the Netherlands have started taking steps…

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May 31, 2017

Spectral – reimagining and rebuilding the energy system

Spectral is a company that is revolutionizing the way we produce, share and store energy…

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May 26, 2017

Look Good, Do Good: accelerating sustainability in fashion

Metabolic has formed a partnership with Fashion for Good to help it reshape the fashion…

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April 26, 2017

Improving the environmental performance of hotel linen

The textile sector contributes to 20% of the world’s industrial water pollution and, despite the…

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April 21, 2017

Eva named in ABN AMRO ‘Sustainability 50’

Each year, the ABN AMRO Sustainable 50 (Duurzame 50 in Dutch) recognises people who have…

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April 11, 2017

Applying Systems Innovations across Europe – SCREEN

SCREEN – short for Synergic Circular Economy across European Regions – is a project that brings together…

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March 29, 2017

Metabolic supports ambition of ‘world’s first circular music festival’

The electronic music festival DGTL, which next takes place this Easter weekend in Amsterdam, has…

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February 15, 2017

How the Dutch Government can realise its circular ambitions

Ahead of the Dutch national election in March, the magazine De Ingenieur asked ten opinion formers what…

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January 27, 2017

Mining the mineral potential of Amsterdam

Metabolic has published a landmark report on urban mining for PUMA, outlining the potential mineral…

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January 27, 2017

Roadmap for Circular Housing Development Tendering in Amsterdam

Metabolic is proud to announce a new project that will help strengthen Amsterdam’s position as…