The Nutrient Platform, hosted by the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), is a cross-sectoral network of Dutch organisations that believes in a pragmatic approach towards nutrient recycling. Frontrunners from the water sector, agriculture, waste sector and chemical industry have joined forces to close nutrient cycles.
The members of the Nutrient Platform are working with the Government, knowledge institutes and NGOs to create a market for recycled nutrients, thereby accelerating the transition towards sustainable nutrient management. The next Member Meeting will take place on 6 June from 13:00-17:00, location to be decided. Registration is required.
While the global demand for phosphorus and other nutrients is increasing, the reserves are decreasing. Furthermore, the reserves are concentrated in only a handful of countries. The potential impact on worldwide food security is enormous. The Nutrient Platform is made up of 36 Dutch organisations representing businesses, knowledge institutes, NGOs and the Government. Their shared objective is to create a market for recycled nutrients.
Above all, the Nutrient Platform aims to turn the surplus of phosphorus in the Netherlands into an opportunity. This surplus, mainly caused by our intensive livestock system, leads to environmental problems. Recovering phosphorus from the ‘waste’ streams and turning it into valuable new products not only protects the environment, but also closes the phosphorus cycle.
Member meeting 6 June from 13:00-17:00
The upcoming Member Meeting is by invitation only for the members of the Nutrient Platform. However, if you are interested to attend as a guest or to become a member, please contact NWP colleague Denis Banuoku or click here for more information.