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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…

Indonesia teams up with Denmark to become the first Southeast Asian country to adopt circular economy

Indonesia and Denmark, along with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have launched a new initiative to help Indonesia create the first strategy for a circular economy system – and will therefore be the first Southeast Asian country to adopt the sustainable system of economy. The system will manage resources and waste sustainably, according to…

Finnish fiber glass manufacturer supplies China electric buses for green initiative

Finland-based Exel Composites has supplied Chinese bus and coach manufacturer Yutong with fiberglass profiles for 33 electric buses which have been delivered to Helsinki, Finland. The introduction of the electric buses is part of the country’s goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by five million kilograms a year. Exel designs and manufactures large and complex…

Swedish ambassador discussed challenges of Pasig city

Swedish ambassador H.E. Harald Fries recently paid a courtesy call to Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig city in Philippines on 22nd January 2020. They discussed challenges in Pasig regarding health care, waste management, peace and order, poverty and road congestion as well as potential areas for partnership in areas such as sustainability, business development and…

Myanmar waste management start up brings positive change

RecyGlo, a waste-management and data analytics startup based in Yangon, Myanmar is planing to expands further into other ASIAN countries. RecyGlo has been part of several accelerator programmes, such as Accelerating Asia in Singapore and Katapult Ocean Accelerator Program in Norway. In February 2019. The startup is currently raising a US$350,000 bridge funding and expects…

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…

Ramboll acquires Singaporean consultant Web Structures

Danish consulting engineer Ramboll has announced the acquisition of Singaporean consultant Web Structures, which specialises in design and engineering services for high-rise buildings, on 7 January 2020. The deal will allow Ramboll to expand to its 4,500 payroll with 120 designers and engineers based in offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and London. Web Structures…

Norway seafood industry hits record breaking export sale in 2019

NORWAY’S seafood industry enjoyed its best ever year in 2019 with export sales hitting a record 107.3 billion kroner – or £9.25 billion – despite slightly lower volumes. Seafood trade between Norway and China grew significantly. Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, director of market insight and market access at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said “We have seen an…