Revolutionizing the way our planet deals with organic waste through on-site decentralized energy and nutrient hubs for hotels, harbors, shopping malls, and more.

The Waste Transformers (TWT) create decentralized energy and nutrient hubs (Waste Transformers) by converting organic waste streams into energy, while also recovering the natural resources and water in the waste, all on-site. TWT provide a green, entrepreneurial alternative to the old model of make, use, and discard by creating on-site circular economies around waste for hotels, harbors, shopping malls, communities, and food production companies. Utilising their "Business in a box" model, TWT empower local communities, companies, and governments to leverage their waste to power positive change. Emerging economies are bursting with entrepreneurship. However, the access to important resources, knowledge, and funding for an entrepreneur to flourish are much harder to find. The "Business in a box" program provides local entrepreneurs with all of the support and tools they need to run their own Waste Transformer as a business, cleaning up their neighborhood and achieving payback times between three to five years. It is a small-scale, high impact approach that is revolutionizing the way our planet deals with organic waste.


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Amsterdam, Netherlands


Lara van Druten

Lara van Druten (CEO and Founder at The Waste Transformers) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2018 and most recently participated in Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2018.

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