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.
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
Danish Minister for Environment
Heidi Schütt Larsen
Deputy CEO, Dansk Retursystem
Chairman, Carlsberg Foundation
Mayor, Regional Municipality of Bornholm
Head of Group Sustainability, Group Marketing, Communication & Public Affairs, ROCKWOOL Group
Ditte Lysgaard Vind Managing
Partner, Lendager - The Circular Way
Executive Director, State of Green