The Almere upcycle centre example
Moving towards 50 KG of residual waste per resident per year!
Date: March 26, 2019
News Type: Blog drop off centres contribution to diversion
The UpcycleCentre/ Upcycling Centre in Almere is symbolic to what needs to be achieved on National level by 2050. Coming from 350 kg of residual waste production per resident annually Almere City is currently at 170 kg of residual waste production per resident annually and now moving to 50 kg of residual waste production per resident annually. As a comparison: The average in The Netherlands currently is 490 kg of residual waste annually. This is the first project of its kind showing what really can be done. This site is representing the future: Upcycling. Modulo ws heavily involved in the design, construction of this site.
The Upcycle Centre in Almere includes a symbol. installed at the front of the building.
That is a logo made of recycled material representing the logo of Almere It is all really well thought through: the roof, the structures, the recycling platform, the use of the materials, offices, stores, the furniture, the flooring, including even the flushing water for toilets. As an example, the concrete pad is made from eco-granular, recycled materials from demolished buildings eg the Almere swimming pool, the Almere sports arena, etc..
Spaces are rented out to start up companies, using materials dropped off at the recycling centre.
For the Upcycling facility in Almere potential future regulatory developments have been considered so that the site can be easily adapt if needed. For future sites focus is not only on waste or recyclables drop off anymore, but more and more on receiving of reusables and raw materials.