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Exploring new avenues in plastics recycling

Plastic waste comes in for strong criticism. The objectives must be to avoid waste, re-use packaging and encourage recycling. And when it comes to recycling, there are different ways of utilizing plastic waste. But which method is suitable, and when?

Innovation symposium (2)

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Accelerating the circular economy through sustainable invest

10:30 - 10:50, Halle 2

Speaker

Anne-Louise Thon
Partner and co-founder of SDG Invest

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Why the «circular economy» is the ultimate sustainable investment case

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aims to eradicate poverty and deliver a sustainable future for all by 2030. To deliver on this goal, we need to transform from a linear economy, which follows a take-make-dispose pattern, into a circular economy. Anne-Louise has therefore made 'circular economy' a critical investment parameter at SDG Invest, the investment fund she co-founded in 2017.

SDG Invest only invest in sustainable leaders, and here circular business models and solutions stands as a central selection criterion. In 2018, 60 % of the portfolio companies had committed to circular economy solutions, and in 2019 that tendency has only increased.

SDG Invest supports the transition to a circular economy by financing those who are active in the circular economy and particularly big global companies, who are able to impact whole industries while leading the change.

 

Kurz CV

Anne-Louise has founded two unique concepts within sustainable and impact investing:

  1. SDG Invest, which is the first investment fund in Europe, that uses the SDGs as a proactive tool to invest in listed equity.
  2. The Global Impact Club (GIC), which is a network of families that educate, inspire and co-invest in impact solutions. Anne-Louise has more than 20 years of sustainability experience from a variety of countries and sectors. She has a master’s in communication and economics and has a Cambridge Sustainability Leadership. She has worked as Head of Sustainability and International Development at PwC, Denmark, and sits on various advisory committees.

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Aus Meeresmüll werden Teile für die Uhrenindustrie

11:05 - 11:15, Halle 2

Speaker

Beat Bähler
Verkauf und Vertrieb, Tide Ocean SA

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Aus Meeresmüll werden Teile für die Uhrenindustrie

Aktuell beschäftigt die Verschmutzung der Meere die Gesellschaft so sehr wie der Klimawandel. Es gibt riesige Flächen im Ozean, die mit Kunststoffmüll bedeckt bzw. regelecht verseucht sind. Man fordert den Stopp von Kunststoffverpackungen. Einige Organisationen haben bereits mit der Reinigung der Meere durch riesige Sammelschiffe begonnen.

Erfahren Sie im Vortrag mehr über eine Prozessvorgehensweise, die Mahlgut klassifiziert und falls notwendig erneut sortiert bzw. wäscht. Mit dem Ziel, das so gewonnene Mahlgut als Rohstoff wieder zu verwenden - beispielsweise in der Uhrenindustrie. 

 

This speech will be held in German. 

Speakers

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Schwendemann
Deputy Head of Institute IWK Head of Compounding / Extrusion Department


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Plastic waste comes in for strong criticism. The objectives must be to avoid waste, re-use packaging and encourage recycling. And when it comes to recycling, there are different ways of utilizing plastic waste. But which method is suitable, and when?

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