RECYCLING OF PLASTIC – A STRENGTHENED DANISH INDUSTRY

If Danish companies become even better at recycling plastic, it will improve the industry’s opportunities for growth and job creation.

That was the philosophy behind the two-year project ”Recycling of plastic – a strengthened Danish industry”. The project was to contribute to the recycling of far more plastic from the business sector, as it would provide Danish companies with a competitive advantage internationally.

The main purpose of the project

The main purpose and activities of the project were to create a better framework and opportunities for knowledge sharing and exchange of experience when it comes to recycling plastics.

The project’s activities, combined into four main activities:

  • Build new knowledge
  • Strategy for increased recycling
  • Learning platform and academy
  • Networks in the value chain

There has been great interest in the two-year project and especially CIRKLA – Academy for Plastic Recycling has been successful since its inception in 2017, with waiting lists for several of the CIRKLA courses – and more than doubling the expected total attendance – CIRKLA – Academy of Plastic Recycling has proven to be a great success and the need for knowledge about recycled plastic is great.

In total, 246 representatives from 177 different Danish companies have participated in the plastic recycling courses.

Facts about the project:

  • Supported by the Danish Industry Foundation

Partners in the project:

  • Trade organisation Danish Plastics Federation
  • The recycling company Aage Vestergaard Larsen A/S (AVL)
  • Aalborg University and PlanMiljø

One of the main purposes of the project was also to create better framework and opportunities for knowledge sharing and exchange of experience when it comes to recycling plastics. It was therefore the theme of the closing conference “Freedom to choose recycled plastic”, on 7 October 2019, held in Tivoli Freedom, Aarhus.

The conference also officially marked the end of the two-year project “Recycling of plastic – a strengthened Danish industry”.

After the completion of the project, Cirkla – Academy of Plastic Recycling will resume as part of Aage Vestergaard Larsen A/S and the two networks, “Network for Plastic Recycling”, which primarily deals with recycling of plastics from the business sector, and “Network for circular plastic packaging” will continue at the Danish Plastics Federation.

Genanvendelse af plast - en styrket dansk industri