Haarlemmermeer Beyond Sustainability
The Municipality of Haarlemmermeer in the Netherlands is committed to enhancing its position as a European sustainability leader. The Haarlemmermeer Beyond Sustainability initiative is a critical step toward accomplishing that goal. The initiative, a collaboration between the Municipality, the nation’s first Cradle-to-Cradle business park called Park 20|20, the Schiphol Area Development Company and the Global Sustainability Solutions Services, is a regional sustainability plan based on the principles of the circular economy. Phase I of this project convened area stakeholders to establish values and guiding principles to develop a circular innovation system. As part of the plan, Haarlemmermeer will become an international hub for the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network, a public-private collaboration that will engage with partners in projects that support the intelligent use of resources.