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 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.
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.
FBBasic has its own core team but also works with a vast network of experienced specialists.
Prior to fouding FBBasic in 2012, 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 25 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 a circular economy. Cooperation between fields of knowledge and experience, teaming up between actors in a supply cycle.
Founder and owner
A strong team
An extensive network of experts
FBBasic heeft een eigen kernteam, maar werkt vooral met een zeer groot netwerk van ervaren specialisten
Founder and owner
A strong team
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.
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, like GAIA circulair and Circular Footwear Alliance, so materials can be collected as well as assessed and sorted at source.
Refurbishment & recycling
Productontwerp en recyclingtechnologieën groeien langzaam naar elkaar toe. Als je in de ontwerpfase reeds weet hoe een product na gebruik zal worden ontmanteld, moet je ook zorgen dat daarvoor de juiste en betaalbare technologie beschikbaar is. FBBasic kent deze bedrijven en technologieën, initieert innovatie op dit gebied en brengt -wederom in samenwerking met partners zoals Agricon Nederland– vragen, oplossingen en bedrijven bij elkaar. Waar nodig stapt FBBasic ook zelf in deze operationele activiteiten.
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, quantitative impact on for instance a selection of SDGs. Through Cirmar FBBasic facilitates these transitions with the use of C_passport®, C_bank® and C_dashboard®.
27th of April 2021
1 garbage truck
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Important SER-advice: Without accelerating the raw materials transition, climate goals will not be achieved.
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