Circular economy

Promoting reliable data, a shared vision, collaboration and innovation to maximise re-use of primary materials and products.

Using resources more efficiently, avoiding the production of waste and encouraging re-utilisation, re-use and recycling are the central tenets of the circular economy.

The King Baudouin Foundation is committed to the transition towards a circular economy through the development of a shared vision, support for innovation and coalitions between those in the sector, and by making relevant data available.

Our activities

  • analysis of employment and the potential for employment in the circular economy (barometer, indicators, research etc.)
  • support for innovative projects that strengthen employment, skills and competencies in sectors with high density of labour (construction, up-cycling, repair etc.)
  • support for transition in circular neighbourhoods, rural regions and towns
  • encouraging understanding of innovation and success factors in promoting a better use of agro-food waste.

Circular economy is part of the programme Climate, the environment and biodiversity

Calls for projects

2022 Fonds Ernest Solvay - Spring Selection

Promoting scientific and sustainable development, both in Belgium and abroad.


2021 Fonds Ernest Solvay

Promoting scientific and sustainable development, both in Belgium and abroad.

Selection announced

Funds and philanthropic tools


At the Ferme Nos Pilifs, nothing goes to waste!

Circular economy

"Here, all the waste wood is recycled - not just that which we recover, but also that we produce."
Eric Frère
Coordinator of the Bout2Bois project at the Ferme Nos Pilifs