Apeldoorn (The Netherlands)

Apeldoorn collects over 56,000 tonnes of household waste yearly, around 38% of which is bio-waste. The city knows where its biomass comes from; within CityLoops, the municipality aims to further investigate how to process and/or collect biomass and introduce new processing methods and business models that will enable the upcycling of biomass. In the coming years, Apeldoorn plans to renovate several neighbourhoods built between 1965 and 1985. The public spaces and roads in these neighborhoods typically consist of materials such as concrete and asphalt that have a high circular potential. Through its participation in CityLoops, it aims to build the capacity to retain these resources for the city. This will require new business models and accounting methods, but it will also create new financing methods and bring Apeldoorn closer to become a truly circular city.

Construction and Demolition Waste

Demonstration action 1: Circular design and reconstruction of Griffiersveld street


Demonstration action 1: Bokashi production from leaves 

Demonstration action 2: Biochar production

Demonstration action 3: Production of fibre-based products 

Demonstration action 4: 3D printing with organic fibre 

Demonstration action 5: Municipal cleaning of grass