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Here are some of the articles I've written about Circular Economy, some of them are in Dutch.

Beoordelingssystematiek Circulair Aanbesteden

By Douwe Jan Joustra

De gemeente Apeldoorn heeft de aanbesteding van het werkprogramma ‘De Parken’ (GWW) gedaan op basis van de methodiek ‘Rapid Circular Contracting’. In de kern genomen is het de uitvraag gericht op het vinden van de juiste marktpartij die als partner in de uitvoering kan optreden vanuit een circulair perspectief. Deze partij levert de services die […] Read More

Design Thinking in Circulaire Economie

By Douwe Jan Joustra

in Dutch… sorry for the English readers.. CCC-incorporated Design thinking Circular Economy: Co-creation, Creative and Collaborative   Het proces om tot implementatie van circulaire economie te komen in bedrijven, bij overheden en in instellingen vraagt intensieve aandacht. In praktijk zien we een kloof ontstaan tussen de ‘mooie gedachte’ en de praktische in- en uitvoering. Met […] Read More

The CE-Implementation Gap

By Douwe Jan Joustra

Working on circular economy, for about 8 years, I see a ‘problem’ dawning. It is a strong trend that can be identified in our activities with a focus on implementation of circular business models in public and private companies/organisations. This is the ‘Valley of death of implementation CE‘. First I would like to point out […] Read More

Ten Commandments for the Circular Economy

By Douwe Jan Joustra

  Circular Economy is growing fast in individual companies but also on regional, national and global level. Though we see a transformation from ‘preacher to salesman’ in the world of sustainable development, we need to see the essentials over and over again. In my blogposts I try to give insights in the developments that can […] Read More

Circulaire economie: grenzen verleggen

By Douwe Jan Joustra

  Grenzen, dat is een voortdurend thema in de ontwikkeling van circulaire economie. Hoogst actueel, als je naar het huidige wereldtoneel kijkt. Grenzen leiden in politieke zin tot strijd en dat van kwaad tot erger. Ik kijk naar grenzen als scheidingen maar vooral als verbindingszones. De ‚grens’ is een belangrijk kenmerk van ecologische systemen. Kijkt u, […] Read More

Ecology of Things

By Douwe Jan Joustra

Smart systems Working on Circular Economy, I encounter almost every day quotes like ‘design of smart solutions’ or ‘design of the smart city’. In the second sentence, after these quotes, you will hear as a second statement that we need to be prepared for the ‘Internet of Things’ as a smart solution. It gives me […] Read More

10 circular essentials

By Douwe Jan Joustra

Circular essentials is a new view on the development of circular economy and creating circular businesses. Based on the change from deliverance of products towards the next step, the product as a service, to the essential change: service is the product! In my work as consultant on implementation of circular economy, I see that discussions tend to focus on […] Read More

SEMINAR CIRCULAR ECONOMY State Visit Belgium

By Douwe Jan Joustra

SEMINAR CIRCULAR ECONOMY State Visit Belgium State visit King and Queen of Belgium to the Netherlands, Nov 30, 2016   Successful Seminar Circular Economy On November 30, 2016 approximately 50 participants gathered to contribute to the development of circular economy in Belgium and the Netherlands. It was a dense program with energizing content and insights. […] Read More

Rio Circular!

By Douwe Jan Joustra

Early June 2016 there was the FIRJAN (Federation of Industry Rio de Janeiro) conference on Circular Economy in cooperation with the Dutch Consulate in Rio. I was invited to be the key-note speaker and to participate in a Round Table on CE & strategy. This resulted in some perspectives and reflections on the actual situation […] Read More