Circular Safe Society

An important theme in the cooperation among the alliance members is Circular Safe Society (CSS). The four institutions cooperate within this theme in order to contribute to the transition to a sustainable society.

Social issues
The demand for raw materials for food, accommodation, clothing and electrical appliances has risen sharply in recent years, whereas the available supply is shrinking. A circular economy does not produce waste and keeps recycling raw materials. This allows us to unburden the environment and to continue to lead prosperous lives.

Approach
The healthcare sector is a major consumer of energy, water and raw materials, making it a considerable polluter. In order to reduce the sector’s CO2 emissions and promote a circular approach, sustainable alternatives must be found in different areas such as energy consumption and the use of plastic. The cooperation between TU/e, WUR, UU and UMC Utrecht brings together complementary areas of expertise which together are needed to find safe, responsible ways of reducing the use of raw materials.

More information on the working group Circular Safe Society

Contact

Jurgen Ganzevles