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Best Circular Economy Practices Shared Between New York and Denmark

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By State of Green, August 25, 2017

This week, August 28-September 1, key decision makers from New York will undertake a capacity-building tour in Denmark, sharing knowledge and best practices in the area of Circular Economy.

With limited resources and a global population expected to rise to 9 billion by 2050, taking care of the environment will only become more important in the future. As a result, the circular economies are high on the international political agenda.

This week, US decision makers will connect with Danish expertise through a capacity building tour in Denmark, addressing areas such as; waste management, recycling approaches, sustainable construction, sharing economy, packaging strategies, and strategic value chain collaborating in energy production and industrial development.

New York and Denmark to exchange Circular Economy knowledge
The Circular Economy tour is arranged by Danish Cleantech Hub in New York, a US-Danish public-private partnership, and State of Green. The purpose of the tour is to create a capacity-building process and to facilitate a focused program to connect Danish experts and US decision makers working to implement circular economy inititatives.

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Throughout their visit to Denmark they will be participating in the Copenhagen Climate Solutions Conference as well as meet with Kvadrat – Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles, as well as the Waste & Resource Network Denmark (DAKOFA), to get an insight into how Danish waste system works.

Furthermore, the delegation will visit the island of Bornholm – a carbon natural society based on sustainable and renewable energy to learn how their Bright Green Island-strategy is working and get an introduction to their circular initiatives. Also, the City of Aarhus will welcome the US delegation to share experiences within circular economy initiatives on a city level.

Amongst other Danish stakeholders that the delegation will meet up with are the Kalundborg Symbiosis, as well as the ROCKWOOL Group, which has developed the first return system for mineral wool expected to save the purchase of 10,000 tonnes of raw materials will meet with the delegation.

The hope is that, through this capacity-building, knowledge sharing process, there is a solid ground for strengthening the potential collaboration between Danish and US players.

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