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Rethinking Plastic

Updated last: 5 November 2013

On the occasion of the 3GF summit in Copenhagen on the 22 -23 October, the City of Copenhagen and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency hosted a breakfast session. The session's objective was to have an informal discussion on how to promote the sustainable use of plastic waste. In that matter it is important not just to look at collection and sorting -but the value chain for plastics in full. This focus is very much in continuation of the overall theme for this year's 3GF sessions which is about resource efficiency in the value chain.

During the session the participants emphasised how an intersectoral corporation could be useful because a knowledge sharing capacity would make a good foundation for identifying and overcoming the barriers for improving technologies and improve the recycling. All stakeholders in the value chain play an active role, e.g. by designing more plastic products for recycling and by separating plastic waste. The necessity for ensuring the right incentives was mentioned as encouragement to companies and inhabitants to make the most eco-friendly choice. Collection of plastic should be made as convenient as possible for inhabitants and sorted by the best available techniques.

The City of Copenhagen invites companies and organisations to form partnerships that qualify for involvement in the 3GF summit in 2014.  

Speaker:H.E. Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building

Moderator:Mr. Anders Eldrup, Chairman, Copenhagen Cleantech Clusters

Panelists:

Mr. Peter Giørtz-Carlsen, Executive Vice President, Arla Foods

Mr. Rob Boogaard, Senior director & interim president and CEO, Interface Europe

Mr. Chris Hanlon, Commercial manager, Biffa Polymers

Mr. Peter Skelton, Programme Area Manager for Grocery Account Management, Waste and Resource Action Programme

Ms. Karen van de Stadt, Packaging expert, Kennisinstituut Duurzaam Verpakken.

 

Thank you for an inspiring session.

 

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