Rabobank and Clingendael: ‘Economy stands stronger with circular approach’

The Circular Economy offers an enticing prospect. By closing raw material cycles we can create a strong economy that the Earth can support.

‘But we will not achieve such an economy on our own. If we want our vision of a circular economy to thrive, we need more direction from the Netherlands and Brussels. That would also serve our geopolitical interests. A new government, and particularly the incoming ministers for the economy, climate and the environment, may therefore very well consider this an excellent issue to promote a more strategic economic and geopolitical agenda for the Netherlands,’ according to Bas Rüter, director of Sustainablility at Rabobank, and Louise van Schaik, Head of the Clingendael International Sustainability Centre, in the article published today in Trouw.