Category: Circular economy

‘Smart energy’ – a circular- and bioeconomy enabler

The energy sector is going through a huge restructuring at the moment. Transformation is now taking hold worldwide where global demand for smart energy solutions is increasing. Finland is here a player. Finland possesses significant expertise in the fields of renewable energy technology, smart networks, power electronics and automation. The energy sector already contributes to…

ScandAsia Theme on Circular Economy:
Sustainability-driver and business model game changer

ScandAsia showcases in this theme examples of Circular Economy, how the Nordic countries view the business opportunities and how Nordic companies embrace the concept. By Joakim Persson Circular economy reduces waste and environmental degradation; it increases competitiveness; creates jobs; helps switch to a green economy; and leads to a truly sustainable economic development. We cannot…

Food waste rescuer: Bo H. Holmgreen

The more we implement circular economy the more we will transform and improve the world – for business, people and planet. Bo H. Holmgreen is a highly successful Danish entrepreneur-come-philanthropist who has launched a monumental undertaking to reduce the world’s food waste – with Thailand and Indonesia as test beds. While most people sit and…

Kari Herlevi – Finnish Circular Economy expert shares insights

Finland is aiming at becoming a global circular economy (CE) leader by 2025. As a country it came up with its first CE roadmap in 2016, with the leadership of Sitra, and has organised the annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) since 2017.In this regard, Business Finland has also launched a program that supports the…

Reuse, recycle, reduce: Pink Pandora goes green

Designed to look like the Danish brand’s famous bracelet with charms, one of Pandora’s two jewellery-making facilities in Thailand, is located just under an hour’s drive south of Chiang Mai in Lamphun, Northern Thailand. A circular roof construction makes for the bracelet, while connected buildings resemble charms. Despite being white, the facilities are green and…

Swedish ambassador to Vietnam and Tetrapak marketing director invited for a TV talkshow and weekend workshop regarding circular economy

Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe published her statement regarding circular economy on 19th December 2019. In the statement, the ambassador said: What is the circular economy? What does it look like in practice? What does it really mean for businesses, people and society and what are the Swedish experiences in this regard? With…

Danish environmental minister visited China from 25-29 November to discussed green solutions and strengthen bilateral relationships

The Danish Environment Minister’s five-day trip in China aimed to create opportunities and exchange knowledge and ideas, includes meeting with public sectors from local ecology and environment bureaus and a visit to a technology company that provides environmental services in Shenzhen. The Minister started off her visit by meeting with her counterpart from Chinese Ministry…

Successful Finnish smart energy, circular economy Thailand delegation

A Team Finland business delegation, led by Ms. Nina Vaskunlahti, Deputy Minister, Under-Secretary of State for External Economic Relations,visited Thailand on 30 September to 1 October (followed by Myanmar). Following on the Team Finland export promotion trip to Thailand in 2018, the main purpose this time was to promote cooperation in the fields of smart…

Finns soft-launch Waste-To-Value Centre in Singapore

On 14 November, initiated by Finnish experts and with support from the Embassy of Finland, a Waste-To-Value Centre was soft-launched in Singapore, with Ms Katri Kulmuni, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland in attendance. The Waste-To-Value-Centre was inaugurated in connection with a seminar at Nanyang Technological University, whose Nanyang Environment & Water…

Nordic Forum Circular Economy, Energy held in Kuala Lumpur

On 9 October a Nordic Forum on Circular Economy and Energy took place in Kuala Lumpur featuring prominent Nordic as well as Malaysian speakers. The Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, together with the Honorary Consulate General of Iceland, hosted this forum, in the sidelines of the 10th International Greentech &…