For the love of our Ocean
In March 2016, Willemijn Peeters founded Searious Business to prevent plastic soup at the very source. Coming from business and having worked in sustainability for years, she firmly believes companies are the true catalysts of change.
Every MINUTE 20,000 kilos of plastic enter our Ocean.
That's more than one garbage truck of plastic per minute.
Searious Business is committed to bring this amount back to zero.
Together, we need to protect the blue heart of our planet.
Because our lives depend on it.
We offer novel innovation projects to global companies in high volume markets where plastics are involved.
We ReThink, we ReDesign, we ReBrand.
Our unique combination of drive, vision and a total value chain approach help our customers to be ‘leaders of change’ in their sectors: in Food packaging, Furniture and Consumer electronics. This way, you can show the world how to move away from oil-based plastics.
We will help you to build your business model towards a sustainable business model with increasing margins. And even more important: with it, we create a lasting change. Together we preserve the planet for the next generations.
Searious Business is your partner to become a game changer - let’s make our Ocean plastic-free!
Our Theory of Change
Meet the team
Thomas van der Schoor
Babette van Gerwen
Yasin El Bouzidi
Selected as 1 of 12 Green Solutions Providers by EC
We are selected by the European Commission as 1 of 12 Green Solution Providers in Europe. As such, we are part of the EC's Scale-Up Circular Business project.
This means we stand out as a SME to help other companies to become more circular. Our solutions are extremely suited to do that.
Interested in learning more about how our solutions can boost your company's circularity? Contact us.
Willemijn Peeters, Director Searious Business, wins Plastic Recycling Europe Award 2018
"Willemijn Peeters has put the full force of her personality and very considerable capabilities into establishing an initiative to prevent plastics from ending up in the environment, by helping businesses implement more sustainable ways of producing and distributing goods," said Ton Emans.
"She has done this by herself, not as part of a larger organization. That takes courage, conviction and commitment, which she has shown and why she was unanimously voted ambassador of the year."
Searious Business wins National Energy Award 2018
With the track record and expertise built in implementing change, Searious Business won the National Energy Award 2018 for driving results through innovation projects in furniture.
Collaboration with Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Searious Business signed ‘A line in the sand’ – global commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at the source.
The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment, and was officially unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali (Oct 2018).
Unilever’s former CEO Paul Polman:
“We know that some of the best ideas and boldest initiatives are coming from entrepreneurs and start-ups... These purpose-driven disruptors are creating new business models that will positively transform our economy. In order to accelerate efforts further we need even more partnerships in place to support and scale these exciting innovations”.
© SEARIOUS BUSINESS 2019