By addressing product life extension and reuse as well as the recycling of waste, circular business models can reduce resource consumption and minimise waste generation. They allow products to be continuously used, reused, sold as a service, and enable the sharing of underutilised and idle products, rather than incentivising a one-time purchase. A commonality and driving forces are data collection, digital tools, and design of these, ensuring access as well as assuring quality in reuse and recycling.
More and more Danish businesses are adopting circular business models, because it has proven to be a sound business strategy that facilitates access to new markets, drives innovative solutions, and lowers production costs. By shifting materials, redefining their purpose, utilizing the digital world and through extensive product development, each of these frontrunners have created impactful change for their clients and showcased how circular economy can be put into action!
In this session, we will highlight the potentials of partnerships across stakeholders to build circular business models, showcased through Denmark’s experiences, strategies, and company cases. The purpose is both to share experiences as well as build future potential across borders scaling solutions.
This session is part of the World Circular Economy Forum side events, please see the full overview of events.
Moderator: Tone Søndergaard, Director, DI New York // Danish Cleantech Hub // Circular City Week
15.00 CET / 09.00 AM EDT: Introduction by moderator and launch of White Paper
By Charlotte Gjedde, Head of Partnerships, State of Green
15.05 CET / 09.05 AM EDT: Fireside chat – Denmark’s Climate Partnership on Circular Economy
Ksenija Garbacenka, Group Sustainability Manager, Plus Pack and Kristian Hovgaard Juul-Larsen, Head of Division, the Danish Ministry of Environment
15.15 CET / 09.15 AM EDT: Achieving Circularity in Cities – Waste prevention, circular business model, and buildings
- Jonathan Jakobsson, Project Manager, Naboskab
- Rune Kirt, Managing Director, Kirt x Thomsen
- Mustafa Al-taie, CFO, Nordic Transport & Logistics
- Anders Christian Bregnballe, Market Director & Partner, Friis & Moltke
15.50 CET / 09.50 AM EDT: Reimagining Material Upcycling and Purpose – Turning waste into a resource
- Karoline Leistiko, Content Specialist, Scanlux Packaging
- Rocío Aurora Paniagua Jensen, CEO, Dewdrop Tiles
- Aviaja Riemann-Andersen, CEO & Co-Founder, Circular Food Technology
16.15 CET / 10.15 AM EDT: Closing remarks
Director, DI New York // Danish Cleantech Hub // Circular City Week
Kristian Hovgaard Juul-Larsen
Head of Division, the Danish Ministry of Environment
Group Sustainability Manager, Plus Pack
Managing Director, Kirt x Thomsen
Project Manager, Naboskab
Anders Christian Bregnballe
Market Director & Partner, Friis & Moltke
CFO, Nordic Transport & Logistics
Rocío Aurora Paniagua Jensen
CEO, Dewdrop Tiles
CEO & Co-Founder, Circular Food Technology
Cand. Arch., Content Specialist, Scanlux Packaging
Head of Partnerships, State of Green