"To make Amsterdam more circular, we have to look for new ways to access resources. One of these ways is working with what's already there - our waste. If we separate our waste carefully, it can be used as an infinite and sustainable resource. The Zero Waste Lab is a physical location where people can come by to hand in waste and find out more about recycling and upcycling."
"People are generally enthusiastic and curious about how the Zero Waste Lab works. They enjoy getting information face to face, and they can actually see some of the upcycled products, which makes the process more tangible."
"We make separating, recycling and upcycling waste accessible and valuable. People feel good about contributing to the circular economy and a better environment while supporting an initiative that is also a social workplace. Besides their contribution to the environment people receive value coins that they can spend at local stores. The coins can be used to buy a cup of coffee, fresh vegetables or even clothes and non-prescription glasses."