Circular opportunities for maritime Zuid-Holland: building blocks for business, now and in the future!
At the request of the Province of Zuid-Holland, Circular Zuid-Holland and the coordinator of the maritime economy, the Maritime Sisters, in cooperation with BlueCity, conducted a study on the experiences of market participants with circularity in the maritime sector.
The purpose of this study is to test to what extent the maritime sector is open to circularity and to what extent certain principles are already reflected in the sector. The results of this research are presented in this report.
In the light of climate and resource use developments, it is becoming increasingly urgent to base sustainability not only on emission reduction targets, but also on resource efficiency and value retention of materials, components and applications. The maritime sector plays an important role in our economy and society and has put the Netherlands on the world map as a maritime nation. At the same time, it has a significant footprint as a major consumer of materials. We know from other sectors that circularity can be a way to be sustainable and reduce this impact. But what about the maritime sector? How alive is this issue and where could the sector, companies, governments and knowledge institutes take action.
This report provides a preliminary answer to the question: How does the maritime sector view circularity? What are the circular themes, what is the level of support for a commitment to value retention of materials/raw materials, and where are the opportunities and bottlenecks?