Upp! closes the plastic waste loop locally. This means we organise our projects locally as well. And our projects all are aiming to close the loop, the supply chain, and for this we need a variety of local partners involved. In this section we present the projects we are working on. Some are at the very early beginning, others are ready to go…
Together with other start-ups participating in the GO!-NH Accelerator program from the province of North Holland (RUIK, Polimeer, EwasteArcades, MayyaSaliba) we are working on a comprehensive proposal to make Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the first plastic-waste-free airport in the world.
Together with the Minh Khai plastic craft village Upp! wants to organise the recycling and up cycling of plastic waste from the Ecopark Hanoi, a green residential area near Hanoi, capital city in the North of Vietnam. Products made are for public areas, infrastructure and construction of the extension of Eco park Hanoi. In this project we proudly work together with Green Hub Vietnam, CECR, Vihajico and other partners.
Upp! wants to set up a pilot production facility in the Port of Amsterdam area to process plastic waste into durable and 100% recyclable products. These products will be used/applied by the companies in the Port Area participating in the program. The aim is to create a plastic waste free Port of Amsterdam. In this project Upp! partners with the Port of Amsterdam and Renewi.
Phu Quoc is becoming a major tourist destination in Vietnam. in 2018 2 million visitors come to this tropical paradise. In 2020 it is expected this number will at least double… if… the beaches lined with plastic waste and all the scattered dumpsites and landfills in the island will not deter the tourists from coming. Upp! wants to set up a production and innovation center on the island to start processing the plastic waste on the island and make the islands plastic-waste-free. We make products for the hotels and resorts on the island as well as for the project developers on residential and tourist projects.
We work together on this with the WWF, Royal HaskoningDHV, Precious Plastic Saigon and several hotel/resort groups in Vietnam.
In Can Tho, capital of the Mekong Delta, Upp! will built a Recycled Park from plastic waste ‘catched’ from the Mekong River together with and as a copy from Recycled Park in Rotterdam. Besides we are looking into other products made from river plastic to be applied specifically in and for the Mekong Delta.
In Can Tho we are working together with HZ and VHL Universities of Applied Sciences of the Netherlands and CTU (Can Tho University) and AGU (An Giang University) from Vietnam as well as with Can Tho Resilient Office (100 Resilient Cities) and the Center of Water Management and Climate Change (WACC).