The Hague’s Climathon: Turning waste into useful raw materials

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016. 

In The Hague the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28 October CET and finish on the following day. It is organised by The City of The Hague to create new solutions to turn waste into useful raw materials. 

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The Challenge

Like other cities, waste is a prominent problem for The Hague. Over 75 garbage trucks transport household waste to ‘Afvalverwerking Rijnmond’ everyday. Each citizen produces more than 1 kilo of waste per day. Commercial and hazardous waste from large and smaller organisations add to this significant figure.

The Hague is looking for solutions to re-use the waste that the city produces. When turning waste into a resource, rare raw materials are not needed. City residents are invited to The Hague Climathon to help come up with innovative ideas to beat this mountain of waste.

Pitching to expert judges

The Climathon event will culminate in presentation of each group’s idea in front of panel members who will provide valuable feedback. The panel is comprised of different science and business experts.

Partners

The City of The Hague

How to join the Climathon

How will you benefit from participating in Climathon?

  • Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
  • Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
  • Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
  • Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!

Register your interest now to join the Climathon global movement and drive climate action

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