The Northern Enlightenmentz 2021 Awards

Awards, Events, Netherlands

UPPACT is chosen by the public to be the most beloved initiative amongst the finalists of the Nothern Enlightenmentz 2021 Awards.

A huge thanks to our supporters. Thank you for believing in us!

CEO & Co-Founder UPPACT – Jan Jaap Folmer at the Awards

The Northern Enlightenmentz 2021 is an inspiring competition for innovative initiatives of the chemical and energy industries in the northern provinces of The Netherlands.

This election is hosted under ‘Eemsdeltavisie 2021 – Truth or Dare’, organized by Industrielinqs Pers En Platform on the platform of Petrochem, which is powered by Chemport Europe.

Organizers and event partners

What brings UPPACT to the table?

  • A technology that recycles unsorted, unwashed, unshredded difficult-to-recycle plastic waste streams into high-quality building materials.
  • A machine that processes pre-loved textiles, carpet tiles, fishing nets, multilayer packaging, and even sneakers or cigarette butts.
  • A great partnership between Upp!, Sympact Solutions, Plastech, and marine waste specialists – Bek & Verburg.
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Innofest X Lowlands: van trash naar treasure met UPPACT

Events, Netherlands

In Biddinghuizen gaat op vrijdag 19 augustus één van de grootste popfestivals van Nederland weer van start gaat: Lowlands. In samenwerking met de Green Deal Circular Festivals en het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat faciliteert Innofest voor het eerst een innovatietest op dit festival, een primeur om trots op te zijn.

Wat gaat er gebeuren?

Bij deze popfestival, gaat UPPACT verzamelen na afloop van het evenement het afval van de festivalcamping en nemen dit mee naar hun loods in de Eemshaven. Onze innovatie, de UnWastor, recyclet al het plastic en textielafval om er vervolgens nieuwe producten van te kunnen maken. Die producten, denk aan een campingtafel of een rijplaat, zijn volgend jaar dan weer op Lowlands te vinden.

Circulariteit in optima forma!

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UPPACT helps northern Netherlands become more circular

Events, Featured, Netherlands, Video

With an absolute 10/10 scorecard, UPPACT is officially chosen by the jury of Startup in Residence – North Netherland to take on the challenge of making Waste Management in the province of Groningen more circular. 
It was officially announced on 12.05.2022, in the beautiful building of Forum Groningen. 
Together with three other wonderful start-up HULO, Waterweg, Joinby, we are going to make North Netherland more circular.

About Startup in Residence


The Startup in Residence program supports innovative entrepreneurs. They help startups develop solutions and find launching customers in the public sector. Because the Netherlands needs innovative solutions for urgent social issues!

  • Follow a development path with training and mentoring
  • Run a pilot with a potential client
  • Sell solutions to a city, region, or the government
  • And startup will remain the owner of the solution!

More information, visit 

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