Global Circular Economy Frontrunners Visit ECOR Europe’s Resource & Development Center
One hundred of the world’s circular economy frontrunners visited ECOR Europe’s Resource and Development Center in Venlo on 17 April. Attendees witnessed the revolutionary process through which beverage cartons and used textiles are transformed into an ECOR® panel. A Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver product, ECOR (pictured above) is a sustainable alternative to traditional wood, particleboard, fiberboard, aluminum, plastic and composites. Made from 100% recycled waste cellulosic materials, ECOR Advanced Environmental Composites present an expanded family of innovative natural building materials that are strong, lightweight and flexible. As part of the tour, companies including DSM-Niaga and EYELEVEL demonstrated the latest techniques and product possibilities related to this material.
The visit was part of a two-day CE100 Acceleration workshop. A program of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which works closely with the Institute to achieve our shared goal of a restorative and regenerative future, this workshop provides a global platform connecting leading organizations, innovative start-ups and regional organizations to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Learn more here.