Green Growth: Circular Economy – the Way Forward. Get latest edition of the web magazine
The concept of circular economy is gaining more and more prevalence in current economic and environmental thinking. We have long talked about recycling, but now the discourse is getting ever more sophisticated with a focus on reusing and upcycling as well as a complete rethinking of the entire way we organize our societies.
Introduction by Dagfinn Høybråten Secretary-General, Nordic Council of Ministers (on the Picture)
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The focus of bioeconomy on value chains and on how to optimize our use of resources on a larger scale is an important part of this agenda and a topic we have covered extensively not just in “Green Growth the Nordic Way”, but in the work of the Nordic Council of Ministers at large. But the involvement of consumers and of civil society as such is another important aspect, one that we touch upon in this issue of our web magazine.
Three projects under the Nordic Prime Ministers’ green growth initiative deal specifically with the circular economy and have shown impressive results. They address the challenges involved in terms of a growing amount of textile and plastic waste, along with the issue of food waste in both the primary as well as the retail and consumer sector.
In this issue of “Green Growth the Nordic Way” you can read about the latest results from the three projects, including a brand new Nordic Textile Strategy and Commitment, a set of guidelines for plastic recycling and innovative research on mapping food waste in the primary sector, among many other things.
Enjoy your reading and stay posted on up-coming results from the Nordic Prime Ministers’ green growth initiative.
Secretary-General, Nordic Council of Ministers