All over the world, we see waste in places where it does not belong. Islands of plastic floating around our oceans causing serious harm to marine life and mountains of garbage near cities that pollutes the air and ground. The negative impact of untreated waste on the environment is a challenge we cannot afford to neglect as the future wellbeing of our planet require us to take immediate action.
Not only does untreated waste scattered across our globe pose a major threat to our environment, it also represents an unexploited source of useable material that potentially can reduce the need for virgin raw materials significantly. Efficient waste management addresses several global issues, including sanitation, climate action, sustainable cities and communities as well as responsible consumption and production. Consequently, it requires a substantial focus from the global community and decision makers.
Funding offered to partnerships focused on sustainable development
The next application round for P4G funding to partnerships with a sustainable business model is open. Funding of between USD 100,000 to USD 1,000,000 is available to either partnerships with a start-up or a scale-up concept.
Wastewater and seawater tested as sources for Copenhagen district heating
A new heat pump in Copenhagen will collect energy from both wastewater and seawater and test how the energy can be used in district heating. The capacity of the heat pump corresponds to district heating for 1,100 Copenhagen households.
Denmark Without Waste II
This Waste Prevention Strategy deals with how we can produce and consume using fewer resources. Products can be designed better from the start so that they are manufactured with fewer resources and substances of concern. This generates less waste, and once we have finished using the products, we can recycle the materials in the manufacture […]
Minimising food loss and waste in the circular bioeconomy
A new report from Aarhus University reveals the competencies of the Danish agriculture and food cluster in reusing residuals and by-products from food production to create new products such as biogas and animal feed. The cluster’s focus on recirculation and efficient utilisation of resources creates positive environmental impacts and minimises food waste and loss.
Waste Treatment Centre in Odense
Keeping landfilling safe Odense Environmental Centre was established in 1994 by Odense Waste Management Ltd. and is one of the largest and most moderne environmentally safe waste treatment centres in Northern Europe. By landfilling solid waste the environmental centre have to sustain a high degree of environmental protection. Odense Environmental Centre serves as a waste […]
The business of a circular future
Globally, more natural resources are consumed than what is sustainable for our finite planet. According to the United Nations, the extraction and processing of natural resources are responsible for around half of all global CO2emissions and over 90 per cent of global biodiversity loss. It is evident that we have a shared challenge in decoupling growth in resource use from population and income growth. A transition to a circular economy will enable this.
Plastic Bags Are More Environmentally Friendly
A new study by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency concludes that grocery bags made of plastic are more environment friendly than the alternatives made of paper, bio plastic and cotton – even if they are only used once. To achieve zero environmental impact, a cotton bag has to be recycled 7100 times and a bio plastic bag 42 times.
Danish architects design new green energy facility in Hamburg
A new resource and energy plant is to contribute to a greener Hamburg. The plant will be the city’s new green energy symbol and it marks the change from traditional waste incineration to an integrated use of energy resources in the waste.
Denmark Without Waste
We incinerate an enormous amount of waste in Denmark; waste which we could get much more out of by more recycling and better recycling. Now, we are going to change this. The Government has set a goal that in 2022 we will be recycling 50 % of our household waste. This means that we will […]
From sustainable biomass to competitive bioenergy
Today, approximately 70% of renewable energy consumption in Denmark is bioenergy-based, mostly in the form of straw, wood and renewable wastes. This White Paper gives an overview of Denmark’s solutions, cases and experiences in transforming sustainable biomass resources into competitive bioenergy solutions.
Environmental Technology Verification
In simple terms, Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is testing, verifying and documenting the performance of an environmental technology. The aim of ETV is to validate that the technology suits its purpose and performs as claimed. This means that your environmental technology can obtain a quality stamp from an independent verification unit in form of a […]
Copenhagen Connecting: Driving Data to Quality Service – to the Benefit of Citizens and Businesses
Keen to promote growth, quality of life and sustainability, Copenhagen boosts innovative business and action across sectors through a game changing data-approach. Combining technologies in new ways, it leverages efforts to create a more resource-efficient city with citizens and businesses in key roles. Turning challenges into opportunities How to ensure city services, life quality and […]