Recycling and reuse of waste is essential if we are to conserve the planet’s limited resources
Recycling and reuse of waste is essential if we are to conserve the planet’s limited resources. Through conventional reuse of discarded items, the need for producing new goods can be limited significantly, while repurposing and upcycling can revive materials otherwise considered as waste. Treatment of waste can help extract valuable resources for recycling, thereby reducing the need for virgin raw materials. In Denmark, paper, cardboard, glass and food waste is separated, and the goal is to recycle 50 percent of the country’s household waste by 2022.
We invite you to explore solutions related to recycling and reuse in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how to recycling and reuse can help solve your environmental issues.
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Instead of drinking a soda at a café, going on summer holiday abroad or toasting in draught beer, the Danes moved the consumption of beverages home. This is clearly noticeable in the figures. In 2020, 19 per cent more cans and bottles were returned compared to the previous year, an increase far beyond the usual.
In recent years, Eldan has seen an increased interest from the US in especially cable recycling, mainly due to the Chinese import ban on low grade cable scrap. One of these companies was Colorado Industrial Recyclers (CIR) – https://coloradoindustrialrecycling.com/ CIR was an established scrap yard that processed many different types of scrap, but they sold […]
Combating Marine Pollution & Protecting Waters! DESMI is a world leader in solutions for combating marine pollution in the oceans and environmental solutions around the globe. Marine & Aquatic debris, garbage and trash is one of the most widespread solvable pollution problems plaguing the world’s oceans, rivers and lakes. Successful waste management, floating garbage collection […]
Sustainable heating for producing 1.8 mio. chickens every year The aim of this new straw system from Linka Energy is to provide stable and sustainable heat to the farm’s chicken production facility. 1.8 mio. broilers are produced every year across the 6 sheds, which for optimum breading purposes have an inhouse temperature of between 24°C […]
A consortium consisting of ten project partners has received funding for the three-year ‘DecomBlades’ project, which seeks to provide basis for commercialisation of sustainable techniques for recycling wind turbine blades.
The world’s first waste-free society. This is what the Bornholm-based waste company BOFA, the Danish Society for Nature Conservation (DSNC) and global food company Nestlé are working to create on the Danish island of Bornholm in an ambitious pilot project to reuse and recycle plastic packaging. The partnership is part of BOFA’s new development platform, Zero Waste Bornholm, and their hope is to share scalable knowledge and technologies with partners in and outside of Denmark.
In 2018, Danish Agro has invested in a new biomass-fired steam plant, which saves the environment tons of CO₂ and contributes to a significant financial saving for the concern. Background The grower group on Nordfyn, which produces feed, had a desire for a new heating plant. With an increased focus on energy efficiency, the environment […]
Danes generate every year about 350.000-ton plastic waste – and only 60.000 ton of this is recycled into new plastic granulate. To solve this problem, Aage Vestergaard Larsen – an expert company in the recycling of plastic, and the biggest in the Northern Region have created a machine. A machine that can clean, sort and […]
The Danish government and a wide majority of the Danish Parliament has entered into an agreement securing a climate-neutral waste sector by 2030, with far more recycling and far less incineration. The agreement will reduce Denmark’s greenhouse gas emissions with 0.7 million tonnes by 2030, which is equivalent to removing 280,000 diesel and petrol cars from the roads.
Traditionally, almost all briquetting was made from wood residues. This was primarily because the wood briquette presses were invented in Europe and there was a demand for wood fuel. If you want to invest in a wood briquette machine, there are many things to consider: Is it a good business to produce wood briquettes? What is […]
More than 1.4 billion bottles and cans included in the deposit system were recycled in 2019. This saved the climate for more than 150,000 tonnes of CO2. Recycling has furthermore given a turnover in the billions for the Danish deposit and return system operator.
A large majority of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) want to decrease the consumption of shopping bags and increase re-use. In the future, shops will be required to request payment for shopping bags and thin plastic bags will be prohibited completely.
The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report, which was released today, stresses that Europe faces urgent and unprecedented environmental challenges. However, the future is not entirely bleak: there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and accelerated EU action such as the European Green Deal.
Five Danish cities feature in the 2019 Cities 100 report, a publication which shines the spotlight on 100 of the most forward-thinking and inclusive climate action projects worldwide. The projects demonstrate how the cities are working toward fulfilling the Paris Agreement and solving the climate crisis.
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 […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
In 2014, the Danish government decided to allocate a pool of money for pilot projects that would combine the promotion of green transition and the creation of green jobs in Denmark. This was decided due to the fact that Denmark has many unemployed academics, who are ready to contribute to the established labor market with their many resources. Project “Green Change […]
Kolding Municipality is one of 10 Danish municipalities, which are going to support a sustainable future through education aimed at the 0-20 year olds. The aim of the project is for the municipalities to create local “Green Generation Strategies” to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The project runs until the end of 2016, where a Green […]
Ash from combustion of bio-fuel in power plants contains heavy metals and is currently regarded as a waste product only to be recycled to plantations and cultivated fields in small amounts. ASHBACK aims to improve the economy of bio-fuels by enabling more ash recycling through increased knowledge about both its safety and side effects. Centre […]
The project “Waste Taste” addresses how primary fruit, vegetable, and berry producers can use vacuum-drying to avoid or reduce their food waste. This is done by converting the waste into valuable food ingredients and new products via an energy-efficient vacuum-drying technique. The project will investigate the food waste from primary producers, such as the waste […]
The hotel room of tomorow What’s it like, the hotel room of tomorrow? We answer that question with two smart guest rooms at Green Solution House. We focused on choosing quality interiors, which meant prioritizing recyclability and sustainability certifications, when it came to selecting our materials and furnishings. Air cleaning carpets, recyclable tiles, low energy […]
Do something about the energy resources As the world’s population grows and emerging economies expands rapidly, global demand and competition for energy are set to intensify in the decades to come. This will probably drive up prices of the world’s finite oil and other fossil fuel resources. Our energy resources are concentrated largely in a […]
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 […]
Enhanced demands for food production will increase the global demand for fertilisers such as phosphorus. The global sources of phosphorus are limited, and the increased demand will result in rising market prices and a global fight for control over the limited reserves emphasising the need for methods enabling phosphorus recycling. In such a market situation […]
Topsoe’s TIGAS technology converts waste wood into synthetic gasoline. No adjustments are needed – TIGAS gasoline is compatible with existing engines and fuelling stations. Comparable prices The TIGAS demonstration project converts 20 tons of waste wood into synthetic gasoline daily. This climate-friendly gasoline has the same fuel properties as gasoline based on oil – at comparable production prices. […]