Tag: circular economy

Sweden, Norway, Denmark embassies in Philippines invites to a webminar aims to share Nordic waste management experience

Did you know that the Philippines is the 3rd largest generator of solid waste in Southeast Asia and is among the top plastic polluters globally? It is estimated that almost 20% of the country’s 2.7 million tons of plastic waste generated annually ends up in the ocean. Waste minimization, improved waste recovery and reuse, and…

Ambassador Måwe visited Tuoi Tre’s newspaper in Ho Chi Minh City

On 29 October 2020 he Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe noted another positive journey in Vietnam in her memo that said: I kicked off my business trip to Ho Chi Minh with some productive meetings today. First was a visit to Tuoi Tre newspaper headquarters where I was received by Editor in Chief Le Chu and…

The Finnish Huhtamaki is looking for the most innovative start ups to promote circular economy

The Sanfrancisco base company, Food System 6 has a program sponsored by the Finnish companyHuhtamaki Suomi, aimed at surfacing and supporting the most innovative circular economy startups worldwide. ​ As part of this program, FS6 will offer mentorship, advising, and networking opportunities to help amplify the impact and reach solutions. For more details and to…

Finland,Canada and the Netherlands aim to promote circular economy for post Coronavirus recovery

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra together with Canada and the Netherlands will be co-hosting events to promote circular economy for coronavirus economy recovery strategies in the the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) events.  Host countries with shared initiative aim to represent on how the circular economy can help the world thrive in the long-term against…

The Nordics, Waste4change mobilise to solve Indonesia’s waste crisis

Indonesia’s challenges relating to waste are immense, while this sector also constitutes very promising business opportunities – not least for the Nordic countries. There are huge needs for things to be done. And while the country’s waste situation is so dire, it is mainly thanks to some private sector initiatives that efforts to actually address…

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…

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…

SFF x SWITCH: Nordic start-up pitches, Singapore Fintech Association partnership

As Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) came together for the first time in 2019 the Nordic countries were present in full force, including this year also five start-ups from Iceland. Ambassador of Iceland to Singapore, Ms. Sigríður Á. Snævarr, were in attendance and also hosted a welcome reception…