Brightlands Circular Space
The goal of Brightlands Circular Space (BCS) is to connect two worlds: that of academic and corporate innovation and commercial scale-up. BCS stands for an innovative system-integrated "open space" approach, in which, under favorable conditions, innovative circular feedstock and materials options can be "practiced" to scale up.
Efficient and inclusive ecosystem
The facility focuses on three main steps in the circular value chain: 1. converting waste streams into valuable plastic raw material streams through preprocessing and sorting, 2. converting waste through mechanical or chemical recycling, 3. designing new materials and products from recycled material streams and designing products that can be easily recycled at the end of their useful life. This facility is a physical place in which fusion of teaching, research and experimental testing takes place. The combination of design, sorting and recycling is of great value.
Frequently Asked Questions
Circular Plastics NL Circular Plastics NL (CPNL) is an initiative within the National Growth Fund. The goal is to make plastics fully circular and use grants to accelerate the transition. The program runs for eight years and has eight program lines. Each program line focuses on bottlenecks in different value chains to close the cycles for existing plastics.