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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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.
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.
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.
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.
The global transition towards a circular economy can not only reduce negative impacts on the environment and the climate, but also holds great potential for the competitiveness of Danish companies. Nonetheless, a new Danish Metal survey among union representatives reveals that many companies in the industry are not fully exploiting the profitable opportunities.
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 […]
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. […]