Creating new business oppertunities through sustainable production and consumption
The global transition towards a more circular economy needs innovative business models that can promote more sustainable production and consumption. Rethinking traditional ownership of goods and utilising the potential of the sharing economy through digital platforms creates business opportunities for companies of all sizes. Denmark has ambitions to be at the forefront of the transition towards a circular economy, and public-private partnerships are arising to drive the transition.
We invite you to explore solutions related to circular business models in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how circular business model solutions can help solve your environmental challenges.
Connect with us: Maja Østergaard, Senior Project Manager, [email protected]
Challenge Today, 8 per cent of all extracted crude oil is used directly for manufacturing of plastic materials because it is the only source of xylene, which is a key building block in PET (polyester). The annual global production of polyester is estimated at more than 80 million tonnes and thus accounts for close to […]
Wiking Gulve is a Danish wooden floor manufacturer that has a strong focus on sustainable and responsible production. When Wiking Gulve produces wooden floors, scraps will occur in the daily production. These scrap pieces still have great potential because of its high quality. With THE UPCYCL’s platform, it has become possible to have the waste […]
Muuto is a worldwide design company specializing in the Scandinavian design tradition. When Muuto design sofas, leather scraps in different sizes and lots will occur. These leather scraps still have huge potential. A potential that children’s shoe developer Pyk Copenhagen has managed to unleash in collaboration with THE UPCYCL. Their collaboration has resulted in the […]
Challenge In Denmark alone, approximately 350,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated annually, where household plastic waste is estimated to comprise approximately 120,000 tonnes of this figure. A challenge in recycling this has been that the collected plastic waste generally consists of both recyclable plastic and unrecyclable plastic with e.g., remnants of previous content food […]
Straw-fired plant for CO2-neutral district heating. In 2020, Sønderborg Forsyning commissioned a new Linka straw-fired heating plant and began the process of decommissioning the six gas-fired heating facilities it was replacing. The plant comprises a 10 MW thermal biomass boiler using sustainable locally sourced straw which meets the full capacity that Sønderborg Forsyning needs to […]
As a part of Novo Nordisk’s environmental strategy, the company focuses on how they can integrate green principles into the product development, and also works towards increasing the amount of plastic waste being recycled. Even though Novo Nordisk strives to use environmentally friendly materials, an integral part of achieving its environmental goals is the ability […]
Combining engineering and biologic approach to coastal protection has been a challenge. …And natural coastal protections such as coral and boulder reefs, are one of the most endangered and stressed ecosystems on Earth. At Aalborg University we are developing a disrupting technology to produce artificial limestone. The innovative material is obtained after electrolysis of sea […]
Thursday, 3 September at 9:30-10:30 CET, State of Green will host its third GREEN TALKS webinar titled “Moving towards a Circular Economy”. Speakers at the webinar include: Lea Wermelin, Danish Minister for Environment Heidi Schütt Larsen, Deputy CEO and Director of Circular Economy of Dansk Retursystem, Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation Winni Grosbøll, […]
New Danish partnership between companies and researchers are developing a new method of recycling plastic, which would otherwise end up incinerated or as landfill. The technology can help reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions – and be a really good business for Danish companies.
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.
Last week State of Green went to Japan to strengthen the Japanese-Danish cooperation within energy, heating and circular economy. A collaboration agreement with EnergyAgency.FUKUSHIMA. and the launch of a Japanese version of the White Paper ‘Circular Economy’ laid the ground for a successful week in Tokyo.
On the June 4, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with State of Green will host an information meeting on Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) – a programme where partnerships can apply for DKK 100 million available for 10-12 partnerships in 2019.
Economic growth has lifted historically many people out of poverty and given millions of people access to material goods to an unprecedented extent. This is really positive. However, increasing wealth and more people having access to a standard of living comparable to what we know in Denmark mean that our consumption of natural resources is […]
This publication is the outcome of a yearlong exchange of knowledge and experience between Denmark and New York, initiated by State of Green and implemented in collaboration with Danish Cleantech Hub in New York. The core of the project was a week-long circular site visit tour to Denmark for a group of selected New Yorkers […]
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.
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 […]