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CEYES is a consulting company for research, design and management of tire and artificial turf recycling facilities focused on recycled and upcycled rubber.

On May 24, 2017, CEYES attended the Climate is Big Business conference held in San Francisco, U.S. which highlighted benefits of climate smart business solutions and innovations. The event made a strong emphasis on the importance of transition toward strong resilient economies and societies that are healthy, equitable and innovative. The Dutch Minister Sharon Dijksma attended the conference to attain expertise regarding circular economies, climate and zero emission vehicles.

The first day of the event consisted of meeting Bill Weihl, who was named as one of the Heroes of Environment for the Time Magazine in 2009. He manages sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives at Facebook and was a great host for the HQ and roof garden (LEED Gold), where he presented Facebook’s sustainability program: the 100% sustainable energy data centres initiative.

Afterwards, at the Seminar at the Cuckoo’s Nest, Silicon Valley, CEYES got the chance to present their innovative, circular business case to win presenting at the Climate is Big Business conference. The panel consisted of:

  • Mukul Agarwal, Founder & CEO of BootUP ventures
  • Guus Velders, Professor air quality and climate interactions at Utrecht University
  • Karen Janowski, VP Client Services of Prospect SV
  • Marcel Beukeboom, Climate Envoy, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

CEYES was recognized as the winner in Circular Economy presentations, “Our goal is to keep the materials locally”.

The Climate is Big Business conference consisted of great speakers such as California’s Governor Jerry Brown, Matt Rodriquez – Secretary for environmental protection at Californian EPA and Sharon Dijksma – Minister of Environment of Netherlands.

The CEYES Circular Solution was greatly received at the conference. Moreover, its concept was considered innovative by the jury and the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Environment. As a result, they came up with initiative to provide support for CEYES with introducing the circular concept in United States, starting its gradual implementation from California.

To have an insider look into the Climate is Business Challenge, press here.