Welcome to FBBasic!
The Urban Mining Company
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.
Raw materials are scarce and are becoming increasingly scarce, especially in Europe. Using less raw materials only postpones the inevitable – running out. This calls for a different view of raw material extraction; regaining is the new standard.
Who we are
FBBasic was founded by Frans Beckers. We work with a core team, but above all with an enormous network of specialists. Our people have a lot of experience and work on the transition to a circular economy.
A shared mission
Don't let any valuable raw materials go to waste! Current recycling is 98% passive: only when we have the product in our hands do we start to think about recycling and refurbishing. Our mission is to switch to active recycling: next use is incorporated in the design phase of a product.
What we do
We recover raw materials. By developing, supervising, operationalising and supplying tech tools. We help companies, government bodies and institutions to convert their linear production and consumption system into a circular system.
We execute projects and conduct research in various sectors, always based on circular principles.
FBBasic has its own core team, and works with a vast network of experienced specialists.
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.
Founder and owner
An extensive network of experts
FBBasic focuses on the four elements shown below, the elements of a circular system. Where necessary, we also provide support to companies tackling topics like business model innovation, marketing & communication and change management. We develop, offer support and optimize. In addition, we operationalize return logistics, recycling and provide tech applications through Cirmar.
FBBasic supports in the development of circular strategies and concepts, and accompanies product design, where requested supported by certification or SDG impact reporting and communication.