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Successful first edition of WTC MeetUp!

At the successful first WTC MeetUp! at WTC The Hague, The Hague businesses and the Municipality of The Hague signed a letter of intent to work together to reduce their waste. WTC The Hague is joining the Green Business Club Beatrixkwartier to put the first measures in place before the end of 2019. Facilitated by Simeon Tienpont, finalist in the Volvo Ocean Race, the executive directors of RVO, MN, WTC The Hague, PostNL, Jacobs, FMO, Innovation Quarter, the Tax Authority, Bouwinvest and The Hague Business Agency signed the letter of intent. Research shows that in the Netherlands alone, 60 million kilos of waste is thrown away every year. This amounts to 73 million euros of resources. About 20 percent of this waste comes from offices.

Photo: The Hague businesses and the Municipality of The Hague signed a letter of intent to work together to reduce their waste. © Gerrit Vermeulen

Managing Director Eveline Steenbergen opened the very first WTC Meet Up!. She then handed the floor to ‘The Makers’ Arjen van ’t Klooster (Chair Green Business Club Beatrixkwartier), Roy van Baarsen (The Great Bubble Barrier) and Simeon Tienpont (Dutch sailing team AkzoNobel, finalist Volvo Ocean Race) who talked about reducing waste and especially plastic waste. After that, various companies in the Beatrixkwartier, the business district of The Hague, signed a letter of intent pledging to take the first step to reduce residual their waste before the end of 2019.

About WTC MeetUp!

WTC MeetUp! is a new series of network events designed to bring together entrepreneurs and professionals in and around WTC The Hague. The event is organized by the WTC The Hague International Business Club. Each WTC Meet Up! will start with an inspirational session called Meet The Makers that shows the latest developments in technology, business, science and society. By connecting makers with businesses, WTC The Hague stimulates knowledge sharing in the business district of The Hague.

About World Trade Center The Hague:

World Trade Center The Hague is the central meeting place for regional and international companies. Located in the Haaglanden region, it offers office and convention facilities as well as facilities such as a four-star hotel, apartments, restaurants, supermarket, childcare, fitness and wellness, a beautician, an art gallery and an international business club. Many leading entities in international trade are located at the WTC The Hague. WTC The Hague’s slogan ‘work - meet - leisure - connect, all under one roof’ says it all.

About the Green Business Club Beatrixkwartier:

GBC Beatrixkwartier connects businesses, government agencies, residents, educational institutions and other organizations to practice corporate social responsibility and to initiate, stimulate, support and run sustainable projects in the Beatrixkwartier. For more information, please see: www.greenbusinessclub.nl/beatrixkwartier

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