Joost de Kluijver

Closing the Loop




Joost de Kluijver is the founder of Closing the Loop, an organisation that buys broken mobile phones (e-waste) in Africa and Asia. Joost previously co-owned an electronics re-use company, which led him to Africa. The idea behind Closing the Loop was conceived during a project in Tanzania in 2010, where he saw that e-waste led to huge problems at the end of its life-cycle. As a result, he founded the company in 2012, with the mission to ensure that these devices are collected in developing countries and recycled responsibly. Closing the Loop aims for profit, but also for ‘a world where waste is not wasted’. Joost has worked for Accenture and the Global Reporting Initiative.

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