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.
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Imagine a carpet made from recycled materials embracing and achieving the principles of cradle-to-cradle in every aspect of production. ege®, a foresighted carpet manufacturer from Herning, Denmark, has since 1938 kept up with time, constantly improving production practices aligned with the company’s CSR objectives and is now able to produce a 100 per cent recycled carpet.
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.
The following five news articles were the most read at StateofGreen.com during the month ofMarch 2019. This is your chance to catch up on news items you may have missed that were popular with our readers. The news stories are organised in descending order, with the most read story appearing first.
A new report from the consultancy Ipsos demonstrates that sustainable packaging is no longer a choice for companies, but a necessity. Packaging is a tool that companies can use to profile themselves as a sustainable organisation and thereby attract additional consumers.
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 […]
3 million end-of-life tires (ELT) are collected every year across the EU countries. But the way they are processed is far from optimal. Although most of ELT are recycled, one third are still incinerated for energy purposes. These ELT are treated as waste instead of the valuable resource they are. The consequences of not recycling […]
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 […]
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 […]