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Danish minister joins debate about cooperation to strengthen sustainability

Promoting sustainability and fighting plastic waste are hot topics in the media and around dinner tables. And on Monday 6 January 2020, both were on the agenda when the Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs visited MAKEEN Energy’s headquarters in Randers, Denmark, along with the local mayor and representatives from companies in the area.

To put sustainability under the spotlight, MAKEEN Energy hosted a debate on 6 January 2020, and the starting point was clear: It is a matter of cooperation. In a Danish context, especially three players have the chance to work together to make a significant and sustainable difference. The government, the municipalities and the business community can join forces to further a responsible development.

In the debate, the participants shared ideas and opinions on how the three parties can work together to strengthen sustainable initiatives. The Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Simon Kollerup, represented the governmental perspectives. From Randers municipality (where MAKEEN Energy’s headquarters is located), the mayor and other representatives were present. And from the business community, MAKEEN Energy joined along with other companies from the area.

Turn plastic waste into a sustainable solution

MAKEEN Energy’s Plastcon solution converts plastic waste into resources, and this new technology was an important case study for the debate. With a Plastcon solution in Randers, plastic waste from the municipality can be turned into oil and fuel ships or trucks. In other words, plastic waste like remote controls, plastic bottles and toothbrushes can get a second life, and that is crucial when we want to further sustainability.

After the debate, all parties could leave the room with their heads high and filled with sustainable ideas and ambitions. The Danish minister sees great potential for a green transition in Denmark – and for expanding this to the rest of the world. MAKEEN Energy’s Plastcon solution that converts plastic waste into new resources was an important case study for the debate, and there is no doubt that this new technology can be an important tool to fuel the sustainable journey.