Our Experts

ZeroWaste!foundation counts with a  robust network of senior experts. Most of them have at least 20 years of experience in climate, energy transition, sustainability, mobility, waste management, among others.

Each assignment given to ZeroWaste!foundation; we build a specific expert team. Our experts are committed to delivering sustainable quality and effective results.

Cor Gerritsen

Cor is co-founder and chairman of the foundation. He has been working in the international world of industrial waste and raw materials for 40 years. He is an expert in the field of modern and environmental equipment and Smart City Logistics, including modal shift and zero emission cargo transportation over water. Cor is senior manager at Renewi and member of the Evofenedex Region board.

Renée Hoogendoorn

Renée is our expert in organizing processes. Thirty years active in the world of spatial development. Renée among others was the Director of Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. Renée is director of PEARH

Jan Rutten

Jan is our specialist in communication and marketing in the world of circularity, logistics, and urban development. Jan is the Director at JanRutten.com.

Richard Van Batenburg

Richard is co-founder and he is our expert in the field of collection, processing of hazardous (waste) substances and logistics of raw materials. He has 38 years of experience in the world of waste and raw materials. Richard is a Senior Sales Engineer at Renewi.

Frits Steenhuisen

Frits is our advisor in waste policy, in particular household waste. He has been working for more than 35 years to achieve the highest separation targets at municipalities. Frits is director of CREM Waste Management BV.

Andres Fellenberg Van der Molen

Andres serves as our Secretary of the board, and he is our expert in the Hotel and Service industry, with more than 18 years in this field. Andres count with different specializations in the field of Auditing, Certification, Sustianbility, Green Bonds, Energy Efficiancy, Circular Economy, CSR, SDG, ESG, and Chain of Custody for the hotel industry and other sectors. Andres is the Director  of Green Partner Audits & Consultancy B.V

Gerard Meijer

Gerard has a lot of specialist knowledge about underground and aboveground waste storage, compaction of waste and residues and hydraulic equipment.

Anco Wieringa

Anco is the technical inventor of the smart extraction solutions that are now used in many companies in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Gidon Dorgelo

Gidon is the packaging expert who likes to think along in the developing a total solution. He has a lot of knowledge/experience within the healthcare sector.

Rutger Koster

Rutger is ready to answer all questions to improve Corporate Internal Environmental Management (IBGE) with the help of State of the Art environmental equipment.

Jaco Leijdekker

Jaco works closely together with many hotels, restaurants and care institutions to optimize the internal processing of organic waste.

Lourens Aalders

Lourens serves as our Tresurer of the board, is an expert in the field of sustainable optimisation of organisations and policies in the world of From Waste to Resource (VANG). He also implements changes in organisations and/or policy on an interim basis. Multimodality, flexibility and sustainability in logistics are starting points in his thinking process. In his work, he is analytical, reliable, creative and innovative, and continuously develops in the field of Circular Economy and ZeroWaste. Lourens is director of Akwadraat Consultancy BV and participates in various national networks.