Closing the Loop

25.09.2018  | 16:00  | D0.07 | Saxion Deventer

In support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (especially Goal 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production), the documentary explores five key strategies for achieving circularity – reduce, reuse, recycle, renew and reinvent.


This is done by showcasing examples from Europe, Latin America and Africa and featuring insights from experts at the World Economic Forum and Universities of Cambridge and Harvard. The key takeaway message from Closing the Loop is that moving to a circular economy is not only essential and urgent, but also entirely possible, if we take inspiration from the pioneers, such as those featured in the film, and scale up similar business models, product innovations and customer solutions around the world.

The viewing is followed by reactions on the documentary and information on Saxion Closing the Loop projects by (associate)professors from the following Saxion Applied Research groups:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems / International Water Technology (Minerals)
  • Sustainable Building Technology & Material / Sustainable Living Enveronment
  • Smart Functional Materials (Textiles)
  • Lightweight Structures / Industrial Design (Plastics)
  • Business Models (Circular Economy)

Around 17:30h - during a ploughman's dinner - there will be an organized exchange of ideas on interdisciplinary cooperation in future Closing the Loop projects at Saxion. Dinner is free of charge for participating Saxion students. Others pay 5 euro.

UK-Spoken - In samenwerking met Minor Sustainable International Business, Minor International Water Technology, Circles, Saxion Sustainable Development Goals, Saxion Applied Research Groups.

Documentary film + exhibition of existing Saxion Closing the Loop projects + discussion on future projects during a ploughman's dinner and drinks.

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