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Interview with GroenCollect B.V.

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November, 2017

GREENEURSHIP

EARTH

This company, I can gurantee you, is very inspirational in the field of sustainability. Directly quoted from their website, “GroenCollect B.V., collects all kinds of residual flows of organic origin with the aim of upgrading them to high-quality products. Organic residuals are very rich in substances that can be used in all kinds of biochemical processes. GroenCollect will be supplying Stadsgas from mid-2017 with the aim of extracting energy from urban remains. Other goals are the extraction of proteins, the production of bioplastics and the production of oils.”  This company is currently partnered with Cirkelab, Fruit Leather Rotterdam, Clean Tech Delta, Brood Nodig, Hogeschool van Amsterdam & Hogeschool van Rotterdam and etc. 

Aren’t you at least a little bit curious about their entrepreneurial journey? Please follow us through this “kort en krachtig” (short & powerful) interview. Special thanks to Philip from GroenCollect (direct translation of their name to English means Green Collect). From my perspective, he and his company are very grinding in the dirt type of people, who skip the talking and just take actions. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we have had!

“The idea came from the high amount people pay for getting rid of their garbage. This, in combination with our knowledge of the biogasindustry made the first start possible. “

Where was the SPARK of INSPIRATION ( how did you start the idea)?

The idea came from the high amount people pay for getting rid of their garbage. This, in combination with our knowledge of the biogasindustry made the first start possible. 

So: What has been DRIVING you?

The possibility to make money from local waste while we are combining circular design and social impact. 

What is your biggest LESSON so far and how did you face them?

I did business with a person not serving my interests and lost a lot of money. I picked myself up and started again with new enthousiasm. 

What is your best MOMENT so far?

Receiving the keys for our building in Rotterdam and the first funding. Another good moment is our first official assignment for selling. 

How are YOU in a TEAM? How does the others work with in the same team?

I am the director and have employees working for me. We use a lot of external expertise because we have project-based assignments. 

What is your GOAL that you can share with us right now? 

The goal is to place multiple biogas systems in the area from Rotterdam to The Hague. 

This means at least 8 systems in the coming years. 

How can our readers become MORE SUSTAINABLE? 

Start by seperating as much waste as possible! And please stop the use of plastics.

How can our readers, the tribe, REACH you? 

Visit our site www.groencollect.nl (still in Dutch though), or drop us a message via LinkedIn. You know how to find us right 😉 . 

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