The world’s growing population presents a challenge for the environment as more people will have to share the planet’s limited resources. Waste policy and planning can be an instrument to prevent valuable resources from ending up in landfills and incineration plants. It also provides a common approach for disposal and waste sorting for citizens and businesses, which increases resource recovery.
In Denmark, the waste hierarchy provides a guiding principle for municipalities’ waste management strategies as priority is given to pre-treatment for reuse, recycling, alternative utilisation such as incineration and finally disposal into landfills.
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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 […]
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.
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.
This Waste Prevention Strategy deals with how we can produce and consume using fewer resources. Products can be designed better from the start so that they are manufactured with fewer resources and substances of concern. This generates less waste, and once we have finished using the products, we can recycle the materials in the manufacture […]
On March 11-12, a delegation from China Association of Circular Economy (CACE) visited Denmark to explore Danish policies, experiences and solutions within circular economy and waste treatment. This two-day visiting started at State of Green’s newly modernised showroom House of Green, followed by site visits at AffaldPlus and Kalundborg Forsyning.
Vietnam is one of the world’s largest producers of farmed seafood and they have plans to double the production by 2020. Farming methods are often traditional and to increase production this significantly, there is a strong need for new sustainable technology and for moving the production towards sustainability. Vietnam has undergone rapid socio-economic development over […]
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 […]
Renewables have experienced a remarkable evolution over the past decade. Indisputably, they now form the leading edge – in combination with energy efficiency – of a far-reaching global energy transition. Spurred by innovation, increased competition, and policy support in a growing number of countries, renewable energy technologies have achieved massive technological advances and sharp cost reductions in recent years.
A new resource and energy plant is to contribute to a greener Hamburg. The plant will be the city’s new green energy symbol and it marks the change from traditional waste incineration to an integrated use of energy resources in the waste.
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 […]
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 […]
Three Danish cities at the forefront of implementing sustainable urbanisation “Green Urban Denmark” is a publication jointly prepared by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the municipalities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg and the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs. It highlights how Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg have developed and implemented green urbanization and […]
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 […]
Effective waste management is central to a sustainable future and critical for the conservation of limited natural resources. Effective waste management ensures the efficient and sustainable handling, treatment, transport and disposal of waste, including waste from households, industrial and construction sectors, while limiting greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, extraction of resources from the […]
Copenhagen assumes its share of the responsibility for climate change with the CPH 2025 Climate Plan. We want to show that it is possible to combine growth, development and increased quality of life with the reduction of CO2 emissions. It is all about finding solutions that are smarter, greener, healthier and more profitable. And by 2025 we will be able […]