Thomas Vandenhaute

Switching to a circular economy is a must for our planet. Making the earth a better place and earning a living at the same time, that is what we are committed to.

Thomas Vandenhaute
Stefan Milis
Julien Amadou

Soaring prices, supply problems of all kinds of raw materials and products ... these are all burning issues that can have a major impact on your business. Will the Club of Rome's prediction that our raw materials will be depleted come true, or is this just a temporary glitch linked to stronger economic growth after this crisis? And above all, what can we do to protect ourselves? Is this growth in itself really such a great idea?

Patrick Cosemans

Fuel system manufacturer Kautex wanted to develop a new, sustainable concept for the return packaging of its products. Step by step, we arrived at some potential alternative packaging concepts. Kautex is a manufacturer of all-plastic fuel systems for the automotive industry. In 2020, the company joined the select group of manufacturing companies that received a Factory of the Future Award for their commitment to modern production technologies and digitalisation. At the end of 2020, Kautex called on Sirris with the request to help develop a new, sustainable concept for the return packaging

Thomas Vandenhaute

A broad, internal call for interest in circular economy within the West Flanders customised work company WAAK met with an enthusiastic response from the staff and marked the flying start of various projects and initiatives towards more circularity, both within the organisation and together with partners.

Thomas Vandenhaute

After four years, we are taking stock of what we and the participating companies have learned from the CE Connect learning networks. What does such a learning network stand for? What topics were covered? What insights did we gain, what lessons did we learn?

Thomas Vandenhaute

After four years, we are taking stock of what we and the participating companies, both large companies and SMEs, have learned from the CE Connect learning networks. What is our approach? What is its value? And what did participation in our learning network mean for individual companies?

Thomas Vandenhaute

Access to (raw) materials, but also climate, are important reasons why circularity should be high on the agenda of manufacturing companies. Two things are vital for companies in the manufacturing industry eager to make the transition to a circular economy: cooperation and trust.

Thomas Vandenhaute

We share the key lessons and insights from our sessions at the CE Connect learning network with you. In the most recent session, we explored how you can build a new ecosystem of actors: where to start, how to find the right partners, why they should cooperate, how to start cooperating. For these and other questions, we managed to define actions that will lead you to meaningful answers. 

Thomas Vandenhaute

Ever wondered how international companies are implementing circular strategies to capture additional value? Do you doubt whether circular economy can be a real driver for innovation?  During an online event by Agoria and Sirris you will learn how top notch international companies are taking up this circular opportunity.

Joey Bosmans

A growing market and stronger public awareness are accelerating the adoption of bio-based, biodegradable and recyclable products. But how can you identify and evaluate these products? And what is their current position in the circular economy? The Sirris and Centexbel webinar on 31 March will bring you up to date on this within the hour!