GREEN TALKS

Moving towards a Circular Economy

When: 3 September 2020 - This event has taken place. WATCH IT ON DEMAND BELOW.

Where: Online

The shift to a circular economy has become an integral and paramount piece in the green transition puzzle - in Denmark as well as globally. With the aim to meet the demands of a growing population in a sustainable manner, citizens, corporations and public leaders are currently implementing circularity across a variety of areas. Moving from a linear to a circular economy entails considering waste a resource and integrating the three R's: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

In Denmark, a transition to a circular economy entails longer product life span, reduced consumption and increased waste reuse and recycling. It is estimated that those circular economy steps can provide a reduction of approx. 7 to 9 million tons of CO2 emissions over the next decade. That is the equivalent of more than 1.5 million passenger cars on the road for a year. Putting an end to waste, recycling bottles and cans as well as designing circular buildings all play a role in the transition to a circular economy.

 

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Programme

9.25 Join the webinar

9.30 Welcome and introduction

by Finn Mortensen, Executive Director at State of Green

9.35 Opening remarks

by Danish Minister for Environment, Lea Wermelin

Denmark’s transition to a circular economy, with a global impact

9.45 Dansk Retursystem – A closed loop resource cycle for bottles and cans

by Heidi Schütt Larsen, Deputy CEO and Director of Circular Economy, Dansk Retursystem

How has Denmark and Dansk Retursystem achieved 92 per cent returned and recycled, bottles and cans?

9.52 How do we shift to a circular economy entirely free of waste?

Fireside chat between Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation and Winni Grosbøll, Mayor of Regional Municipality of Bornholm

What does reaching greater circularity mean for citizens, corporations and public leaders alike? Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman, Carlsberg Foundation and the Supervisory Board at Carlsberg and Winni Grosbøll, Mayor of Regional Municipality of Bornholm will discuss the implications and the key circular components for a value chain with no beginning and no ending; design and production, use and reuse.

10.10 Meeting the demand for new housing and construction demolition through circular building design

Fireside chat between Anthony Abbotts, Director of Group Sustainability, Rockwool Group and Ditte Lysgaard Vind, Managing Partner, Lendager – The Circular Way

What does upcycling waste materials and designing for disassembly look like in 2020 – and how do we move from status quo to greater circularity in construction? Anthony Abbotts, Director of Group Sustainability, Rockwool Group and Ditte Lysgaard Vind, Managing Partner, Lendager – The Circular Way discuss present solutions and future ideals for a circular construction sector.

10.25 Closing remarks

by Finn Mortensen, Executive Director, State of Green

 

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Speakers

Lea Wermelin

Danish Minister for Environment

Heidi Schütt Larsen

Deputy CEO, Dansk Retursystem

Flemming Besenbacher

Chairman, Carlsberg Foundation

Winni Grosbøll

Mayor, Regional Municipality of Bornholm

Anthony Abbotts

Head of Group Sustainability, Group Marketing, Communication & Public Affairs, ROCKWOOL Group

Ditte Lysgaard Vind Managing

Partner, Lendager - The Circular Way

Finn Mortensen

Executive Director, State of Green

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