Second meeting in network for reusable take-away

The network aims to promote closed loop reuse systems for take away packaging.

Workwear - designs for the circular economy

Can certain types of workwear live up to relevant quality requirements if they are made from recycled textiles? And if so, how might green public procurement drive the transition towards more sustainable workwear?

Photo: Manja Vitolic

Copenhagen to test compostable diapers

New partnership will pilot the use of compostable diapers in selected daycares and kindergartens in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg municipalities.

Photo: Felipe Salgado

Copenhagen tests diaper waste collection scheme

Copenhagen pilots a new collection scheme for diaper waste during Autumn 2022.

First meeting in network for reusable takeaway

New network aims to promote closed loop reuse systems for take away packaging.

Distribution of new waste sorting bins using cargo bikes by Team OP and Trash Heroes Photo: Thea Birkemose Pallesen

Waste sorting bins - an example of circular public procurement

How Copenhagen supports the use old waste bins as a raw material input for new bins.

What is Circular Copenhagen?

Circular Copenhagen is an innovation platform run by the City of Copenhagen with the aim of developing tomorrow’s circular economy solutions for today's challenges.

Circular Copenhagen aims to establish innovative partnerships with key, national and international, industrial and academic stakeholders focusing on advancing the circular economy in Copenhagen.

Challenges to tackle

Rethink

Like everywhere else in the world, a significant portion of products and consumer goods available for purchase in Copenhagen are …

Reduce & reuse

One important step towards the circular economy is to reduce the generation of waste. In the circular economy, waste is a …

Promote high quality recycling

The term ‘recycling’ needs to be qualified. Too many waste resources lose significant value when they are turned into secondary …

Improve collection schemes

Currently, Copenhagen has separate collection schemes directly at the households for plastics, metals, paper, cardboard, organic …

Material streams

A circular economy is an economy of high-value secondary raw materials. However, a product tends to lose value once its journey …

The why-how-what

Why?

Cities around the globe play a crucial role in the transition from a take-make-waste system towards a resilient circular economy where growth is no longer based on consumption of finite resources. As a global leader in the green agenda, the City of Copenhagen wants to play an active role in the development of innovative solutions for advancing the circular economy.

How?

Circular Copenhagen is an organizational configuration which focus explicitly on developing cross-cutting partnerships with both industry and academia to solve specific challenges in Copenhagen related to circular economy.

What?

Technological development, test and implementation, organisational innovation, living labs, public-private innovation (PPI) partnerships.

Who?

Do you have an idea for a partnership or wish to know more about existing partnerships or engage in dialogue about possible collaboration? Please contact us. The Circular Copenhagen innovation platform is rooted in Copenhagen’s technical and environmental administration in the waste resource management department.

Contact persons

News

02.12 2022

Second meeting in network for reusable take-away

The network aims to promote closed loop reuse systems for take away packaging.

21.11 2022

Workwear - designs for the circular economy

Can certain types of workwear live up to relevant quality requirements if they are made from recycled textiles? And if …

04.11 2022

Copenhagen to test compostable diapers

New partnership will pilot the use of compostable diapers in selected daycares and kindergartens in Copenhagen and …

31.08 2022

Copenhagen tests diaper waste collection scheme

Copenhagen pilots a new collection scheme for diaper waste during Autumn 2022.

07.07 2022

First meeting in network for reusable takeaway

New network aims to promote closed loop reuse systems for take away packaging.

06.07 2022

Waste sorting bins - an example of circular public procurement

How Copenhagen supports the use old waste bins as a raw material input for new bins.