Your Circular Future

Today, I attended the event Your Circular Future at the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW). The KHMW is an organization that aims to promote science and bridge a gap between science and society.

Your Circular Future

The event brought together former KHMW prize winners and members of the Nationale Denktank, with the aim of discussing how a circular economy can be achieved within our society. The goal of a circular economy is to minimize waste, emission and energy leakage by closing material loops.

Enticing speakers shared their views at the event. Futurologist Freija van Duijne gave an inspirational lecture sharing with us what she thought would soon be the important issues and technologies, and public speaker Annick de Witt discussed with us the question What is your worldview – traditional, modern, postmodern, or integrative? If you’re interested to know the answer yourself, you can visit her website and take the worldview test.

There was also a discussion panel comprised of Harald Friedl (CEO Circle Economy), Hans de Groene (director Vewin), Hans Schoolderman (partner at PwC, Sustainability Group), Arnoud Walrecht (senior manager Sustainability at KPMG), and Harald Tepper (senior direct Circular Economy at Royal Philips, group Sustainability).

From a linear to a circular economy. Illustration from [].
From a linear to a circular economy. Illustration by [].
Jaron Sanders received in 2012 M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, as well as a PhD degree in Mathematics in 2016. After he obtained his PhD degree, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Jaron Sanders then worked as an assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology, and now works as an assistant professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests are applied probability, queueing theory, stochastic optimization, stochastic networks, wireless networks, and interacting (particle) systems.