In July 2014, VITO and OVAM founded the European Thematic Centre for Waste and Materials in a Green Economy. The centre was founded after a call from the European Environmental Agency.

With this new partner network, we can continue to further our knowledge on waste. At the same time, it offers us an opportunity to look towards the future and gain more expertise on material efficiency and the green economy.
Prof. Hans Bruyninckx
Executive Director of the European Environmental Agency