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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 so, how might green …

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 Frederiksberg …

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 of old waste bins as a raw material input for new bins.

22.06 2022
Results from collection and recycling of Danish mattresses

Every year, Danes discard around 500.000 used mattresses. This creates somewhere between 10-12,500 tons of waste, the vast majority of …

17.06 2022
Results from automatic sorting of recyclable textiles

SOEX Recycling has completed two comprehensive batch sorting tests of post-consumer, textile waste collected from the Greater Copenhagen …

14.06 2022
Waste flows from Copenhagen (in Danish)

Vil du vide, hvordan Københavns Kommune behandler og genanvender affald fra husstandsindsamlingen? Tag et kig på Faktaarket og få et …

23.05 2022
Reusable takeaway in Copenhagen

How can we move away from single-use takeaway towards closed loop reuse systems with less strain on the environment?

04.05 2022
Textile-to-textile recycling at LOOP Forum 2022

On 27-28 April 2022, LOOP Forum , the leading Nordic event for resource management and circular economy took place for the first time ever …

03.05 2022
Webinar: mattress recycling in Denmark

Join us in a discussion of new results from collection and recycling tests of mattresses from Copenhagen, Vejle, Odsherred, and Hillerød...

19.04 2022
Used election posters become new lamps

Following the local elections in Copenhagen in the autumn of 2021, more than 31.000 election posters were recycled into new designer lamps, …

05.04 2022
Urban symbioses - an inspiration catalogue

One company’s trash can be another company’s treasure. This is the main idea behind the well-established concept of industrial symbiosis. …

30.03 2022
Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 achieves significant milestone with the successful semi-industrial validation of detection sorting unit

The Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0, driven by AIM – European Brands Association and powered by the Alliance to End Plastic …

04.03 2022
Call for partners - Diaper recycling

Call for partners: Join our efforts to close the loop for diaper waste from Copenhagen

02.03 2022
Call for partners - reduce & reuse

The city of Copenhagen has the ambition of increasing direct reuse of resources in 2024 by 3 times the level in 2016. Are you interested in …

16.02 2022
Join us in a debate session about circular textiles at LOOP Forum 2022

As part of the LOOP Forum, the City of Copenhagen will host a seminar on circular textiles. Here, you will learn more about the results …

15.02 2022
Reuse scheme for water-based paint shows great potential

The first results from the Paint It Forward partnership, which aims at ensuring the reuse of water-based paint residues in Copenhagen, are …

14.02 2022
Postconsumer foam recycling project shows promising results

If treated in the right way, post-consumer foam extracted from mattresses is suitable for mechanical recycling to bonded foam, study finds. …

10.02 2022
A nationwide return scheme for used insulin pens becomes reality

Starting 1. February 2022, insulin pen users can return their used pens at pharmacies across Denmark. The pens are recycled into new …

08.10 2021
Can food waste be sorted from the residual waste and then reused as a biowaste resource?

The City of Copenhagen has partnered up with the companies Bioman ApS, Gemidan A/S, and Econet AS to test the possibility of sorting food …

06.09 2021
Will the future of plastic sorting be based on digital watermarks?

AIM, the European Brands Association, and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste announced today a partnership to drive the next stage of …

11.08 2021
New sorting robot at Copenhagen's test sorting facility

The potential to use image recognition algorithms coupled with modern robotics to increase the quality of recycling is enormous