Welcome to FBBasic!

The Urban Mining Company

About us

FBBasic focuses on the regeneration of raw materials. We do this by transforming linear production- and consumption systems into circular systems, that we strengthen step by step.
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Background

Raw materials are scarce and are becoming increasingly scarce, especially in Europe. Using less raw materials only delays the inevitable just a bit: they run out. This scarcity requires a different view on raw materials: recovery should be the greates source.

Who are we?

FBBasic is a company led by Frans Beckers. FBBasic works with a core team, but moreover with an extensive network of specialists. Our people have lots of in-depth experience and have conducted many circular material projects in the past years, within FBBasic or from previous employment backgrounds.

Our mission

No loss of valuable raw materials! In 98% of the cases current recycling is passive: only with the end-of-use product in our hands we start to think about a way to recover the different parts and raw materials once we no longer use the product. Our mission is to switch to active recycling. This means that in the design stage of a product it is already known how we can recuperate components and raw materials after the useful life of the product.

What we do

FBBasic' main topic is the regeneration of raw materials. We develop, support and deploy, and we also supply the associated IT applications. We support companies, the government and institutions to turn their linear production and consumption system into a circular system, whether or not based on the concept of Cradle to Cradle®. Business partners are not only manufacturers, but also facility service providers, financial organisations, waste management companies, policy makers and logistic companies.

Our team

FBBasic heeft een eigen kernteam, maar werkt vooral met een zeer groot netwerk van ervaren specialisten.

Prior to fouding FBBasic, Frans worked for 15 years in the waste management sector, 5 years in the health sector and 7 years in the chemical business. Already more than 20 years he focusses at raw materials recovery through product and system innovation.

In our core team a number of knowledge domains and competences are united, amongst which on raw materials, materials, product design, project and proces management, supply cycle management, disassembly, refurbishment and recycling, but also on dedicated IT applications and communication. From this core team we conduct and manage projects and support our own companies. If and where necessary specialists from our direct or wider networks are being connected.

The FBBasic network is inexhaustible, which means that we are always able to put forward knowledge, experience and competence, but also have access to the latest insights and developments, both at companies and knowledge institutions. Collaboration is key in the circular economy. We do this in the Next Generation Coalition, among others, where we bring together knowledge and experience on sustainable employability, circularity and renewable energy.

Frans Beckers

Oprichter en eigenaar

Core team

A strong team

Our network

An extensive network of experts

Our team

FBBasic heeft een eigen kernteam, maar werkt vooral met een zeer groot netwerk van ervaren specialisten

Prior to fouding FBBasic, Frans worked for 15 years in the waste management sector, 5 years in the health sector and 7 years in the chemical business. Already more than 20 years he focusses at raw materials recovery through product and system innovation.

Frans Beckers

Founder and owner

A number of knowledge domains and competencies are united in the core team. These include: raw materials, materials, product design, project and process management, supply cycle management, refurbishment / recycling and communication. This team directs and edits a project and supports our own companies. Where necessary, specialists from the direct or wider network are called in.

Core team

A strong team

The FBBasic network is inexhaustible, which means that we are always able to put forward knowledge, experience and competence, but also have access to the latest insights and developments, both at companies and knowledge institutions. Collaboration is key in the circular economy. We do this in the Next Generation Coalition, among others, where we bring together knowledge and experience on sustainable employability, circularity and renewable energy.

Our network

An extensive network of experts

Our services

FBBasic focust zich op de vier onderstaande elementen in een circulair systeem. Waar nodig ondersteunen wij ook op het gebied van business model innocation, marketing & communicatie en change management. Wij ontwikkelen, begeleiden en optimaliseren. Daarnaast operationaliseren we retourlogistiek, recycling en leveren we de ondersteunende tech oplossingen via Cirmar.

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Product Design

A smart and circular design is crucial to create the possibility to regenerate parts and raw materials of a product for a next use phase. Products need to be designed in such a way where it is clear in advance what use period is defined, how they are composed, but also how an easy after use disassembly can be established. In this context the avoidance of quality loss is an important topic. FBBasic accompanies product design, finally leading to C_passport® and where requested supported by certification or SDG impact reporting and communication.
FBBasic begeleidt het productontwerp, uiteindelijk leidend tot C_passport® en waar gewenst ondersteund door certificering.

Reverse logistics

When creating circular systems, efficient reverse logistics are crucial. Challenge is to avoid that contamination takes place with products and materials that are not designed for circular systems and are still classified as waste. FBBasic cooperates in a network of facilities and logistic organisations, so materials can be collected at the source and possibly already be assessed and sorted.

Refurbishment & recycling

Product design and recycling technologies gradually get aligned. When after use disassembly is taken into product design it is key to make sure that the appropiate and affordable recycling technology is available. FBBasic’s knows both the technologies and the companies behind. We initiate innovation and connect questions, solutions and businesses. When and where needed we participate in recuparation activities ourselves.

Applications

Herwonnen grondstoffen, op specificatie, zullen middels een uniforme nomenclature herkenbaar en beschikbaar voor de markt moeten zijn. Dat vraagt om identificatie, tracking en inzicht in de positieve impact. Via Cirmar faciliteert FBBasic dit door middel van C_passport®, C_bank® en C_dashboard®.

Trivia's

3 mei 2020

De dag dat in Nederland ons gebruik van grondstoffen hoger is dan de hoeveelheid die de aarde op kan brengen.

9 Billion

Monden kunnen worden gevoed als de humuslaag van de aarde wordt hersteld.

1 Month

Urbanisatie gaat zo snel dat er iedere maand een nieuwe stad van 18 miljoen inwoners kan ontstaan.

1 Vuilniswagen

Aan textiel wordt er verbrand of gestort iedere seconde.

News

RBM circulair bouwen seminar recap

RBM circulair building seminar recap

On the 30th of september RBM and Vedis hosted a seminar on the topic of circular building. In the retail sector RBM has been prominent when it comes to facilitating a transition towards circular. During this process Cirmar offers support through the implementation of tech tools. A number of...

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