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Buurman: the local hardware store and workshop that teaches you about the value of secondary materials

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Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Netherlands
City: 
Utrecht

Language for original content:

Submitted by: 
Technopolis Group
Ongoing: 
Yes
Description: 

Buurman is a hardware store and workshop that only uses secondary materials, such as wood from demolition sites and insulation materials, plywood and cables from construction sites in Rotterdam or from exhibitions and festivals. They also rent out machines and other tools and give tailor-made courses in woodworking.

The shop is located near the new Het Hof van Cartesius, the cooperative that builds circular green workspaces for entrepreneurs. Buurman provides secondary materials for building the cooperative's office spaces, contributing to the continued expansion of the circular economy in the area.

Main results: 
  • Recycling secondary materials by using locally sourced materials
  • Launching workshops and courses to raise awareness
  • Involving local communities and activities in the circular economy.