Circular economy in the life science sector – challenges and opportunities
21-10-2019 15:00 - 17:30
15. floor, room number 07.15.92
DK-2200 - Copenhagen N
DHI A/S & Biopeople
In spring 2019, the European Commission adapted a comprehensive report in the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. The transition to a more circular economy in the EU, where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste minimised, is an essential contribution to the EU's efforts to develop a sustainable, low carbon, resource efficient and competitive economy. Such transition is the opportunity to transform our economy and generate new and sustainable competitive advantages for Europe.
Included in the scope of Circular Economy in the EU are actions that reduce the presence of chemicals of concern and improve tracking of such chemicals in products. The goal is to increase the use of secondary raw materials.
At this High Tea, we will focus on how circular economy may affect the life science sector and discuss what it takes to implement a circular economy in this sector.
15:00-15:10 Welcome and introduction by Jane Nøhr, Biopeople
15:10-15:25 ‘Non-toxic material flows in a circular economy’ by Margrethe Winter-Nielsen, DHI A/S
15:25-15:40 ’Anæstesi og cirkulær økonomi’ by Mette Skriver, Glostrup Hospital
15:40-16:10 Tea break
16:10-16:25 ’Circular economy – business models and policy’ by Markus Bjerre, Danish Business Authority
16:25-16:40 ‘Chemicals in the circular economy’ by Jens Tørsløv, DHI A/S
16:40-16:55 ‘Chemicals for a sustainable future’ by Hanna Løyche, BASF A/S
Would you like to participate in the event?
You are welcome! It is free to participate, but registration is mandatory on biopeople.eu - to make sure we bring enough tea & treats.