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‘PLASTICS GONE CIRCULAR’ CONGRESS WITH NRK RECYCLING AT PAKHUIS DE ZWIJGER 13 JUNE

Plastic is an unbelievably versatile, low cost material. We can create new objects, goods and construction materials, and we can recycle it again and again and again. Whether you support closed-loop plastic recycling, or oppose it, this Congress is the place to be.

NRK plastics gone circular congress
Plastic is an unbelievably versatile, low cost material. We can create new objects, goods and construction materials, and we can recycle it again and again and again. Whether you support closed-loop plastic recycling, or oppose it, this Congress is the place to be.
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Want to earn 90 EUR at Amsterdam’s Gay Pride Parade, while supporting a good cause and helping keep the city clean? Then you should definitely be a WASTED Soldier.
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On a little island just off Amsterdam’s mainland, two neighborhoods exist: Java and KNSM. The WASTED Plastic Race brings them head-to-head in a 10-week recycling race. The goal is for each neighborhood to get as many households recycling their plastic waste as possible before the finish. Can they reach 100%?
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FabCity is a self-sufficient micro-society, emerging April through June 2016 to explore current solutions to tomorrow’s biggest urban challenges – like plastic waste. CITIES brings a not-to-be-missed inside look into plastic’s grand potential.
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What is the relationship between aging populations and cities? How can we advance more innovative, age-inclusive cities as we face rapid demographic transitions? These questions form the foundation of CITIES’ new research agenda.
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Let’s celebrate our addiction to plastic! Join us alongside diverse leaders in progressive plastic knowledge and practice to experience, discuss and debate our shared opportunities for shaping a more sustainable Plastic Era.
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CITIES is traveling to Offprint Paris 2015, bringing the WASTED Laboratory and more to showcase sustainability in light of the COP21 United Nations climate conference.
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    WASTED is a neighborhood laboratory for small-scale plastic waste reprocessing, located in Noorderpark, Amsterdam. WASTED aims to be an engine of Social Design, where social benefits of neighborhood activation coincide with and enforce aims of setting new sustainable standards for product design. (Dutch follows English in text.)
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    On 17 February 2016, we welcomed the students of the Gymnasium Haganum in The Hague and their French exchange students to have a three-part WASTED workshop at the Gele Pomp, located in Amsterdam Noord’s Noorderpark. During the morning workshop, we helped make students aware of our collective plastic addiction; taught them how to recognize different types of plastic during a Plastic Archeology lesson; and showed them how to reprocess locally recycled plastic waste.
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    Aging Populations Research Series, 9: Aging architecture and borrowing space & time
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    What can architects do in response to aging issues? How can we think beyond physical solutions and use the existing city more effectively towards population aging? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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    Aging Populations Research Series, 8: 10 tips to ‘New Aging’
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    Three weeks ago, architect Matthias Hollwich released his book ‘New Aging’. Being more or less a self-help guide to aging, the book provides tips for successful aging. What are the most useful lessons, and what tips are rather ridiculous? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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    Aging Populations Research Series, 7: On paradigms and making big changes
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    To what extent are aging issues embedded in the paradigms through which we plan, build, and develop cities and communities? How can we achieve large-scale changes through more local, targeted actions? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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    Aging Populations Research Series, 6: Aging in place
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    Why do older adults want to ‘age in place’? And how can we facilitate it? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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