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

Our focal theme is the regeneration of raw materials. We develop, support and deploy, and we also supply the associated IT applications. We support companies, government bodies 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 has its core team, but especially works with an extensive network of experienced specialists.

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 focuses at four elements in a circular system, as mentioned below. Where necessary we also support business model innovation, marketing and communication as well as change management. We develop, support and optimise. Furthermore we deploy reverse logistics, recycling and through Cirmar we supply the necessary supporting IT applications. 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

IT Applications Recuperated raw materials, brought to specification, will have to be recognizable and available for the market through a uniform nomenclature. This requires product identification, tracking and an insight in the positive, circular impact. This is facilitated by FBBasic through Cirmar, using C_passport®, C_bank® and C_dashboard®.

Trivia's

1 m3

MOBILE PHONES CONTAINS MORE GOLD THAN 1 M3 GOLD ORE

9 Billion

PEOPLE CAN BE FED IF THE LAYER OF HUMUS ON EARTH IS RESTORED

1 Month

URBANIZATION IS GOING SO RAPIDLY, THAT EVERY MONTH, A NEW CITY OF 18 MILLION PEOPLE CAN ARISE

40 Years

OF PRIMARY COPPER IS LEFT ON OUR GLOBE (US COMMODITY RESEARCH)

News

Green Recovery Statement

Green Recovery Statement

Ruim 200 bedrijven hebben het Green Recovery Statement getekend, en wij zijn daar één van. Gezamenlijk pleiten we er voor om duurzaamheid als hoeksteen te nemen voor de corona-herstelplannen.  Goed om te zien dat meer bedrijven duurzamer willen gaan ondernemen en...

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Circular Footwear Alliance geeft praktische invulling aan European Green Deal

Circular Footwear Alliance puts the European Green Deal into practice

Today EMMA Safety Footwear, Allshoes Safety Footwear and FBBasic launch the Circular Footwear Alliance (CFA). A milestone in the sector: for the first time two competitors join force for a greater purpose. Together Allshoes and EMMA provide enough scale to really make a circular system work in practice. It is therefore a tipping point in using and reusing raw materials, because the ambition is clear: no more waste by preserving raw materials. The first 100 collection points have already been equipped.

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Het XXL-Probleem

The XXL-Problem

Less than a percent of all textile used worldwide is recycled maintaining the high quality. And this, while the textile industry is considered resource intensive. Together with Imat-UVE and a number of other parties, FBBasic is investigating how we use ...

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