Field Lab
Circular Plastics - About us

Our partners

This field lab has been initiated by the Sustainale Food Initiative (SFI). One of SFI’s main goals is to achieve “Full circularity of packaging materials”. The core supporting partnes are:

  • Packaging sector: Afvalfonds, Unilever
  • Waste Processing sector: Omrin, SUEZ, Veolia, KSI, Midwaste, RENEWI, Ioniqa and Attero

Our clients

Our clients are the companies that submit use cases. In 2019 these are:

  • Unilever Food Solutions
  • Heineken
  • Farm Frites
  • Van den Bos Flowerbulbs


The Field Lab Circular Plastics focuses on studying, testing and developing best practices in the field of packaging and its subsequent recycling. The ambition is to make The Netherlands the first country with a full circularity of packaging materials.

In doing so, the field lab aims to raise the quantity and quality of the recycled plastics. The field lab creates a neutral working environment where small and large companies from the full plastic cycle can work together.

Where do we stand?

By the end of 2019 the Field Lab Circular Plastics finished its first phase. This phase focused on the setup, scope and organisation of the field lab. In doing so, we also developed the use case approach and tested this with a first set of 8 use cases. We also secured funds to start phase 2 that will further build the field lab into a financially sustainable innovation hub for circular plastic packaging.

Our priorities for 2020:

  • expanding the network
  • taking in new use cases
  • further building the organization