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Circular Table Talks IV

We Don't Have Time
Ragn-Sells

February

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Circular Table Talks IV

We Don't Have Time
Ragn-Sells

We Don't Have Time and Ragn-Sells are proud to present the fourth episode in a series of nine in-depth table talks on the subject of circularity. The series will explore new and exciting ideas that have the potential to benefit people, the planet and build green economies locally and globally. Bringing together experts on the circular economy, showing examples of projects applying these principles in real life and challenging preconceived notions of what is and isn't waste.

This episode will focus on plastics and plastic waste, examining how we can fast forward, real and sustainable markets for recycled waste plastics. Hearing from guests about the global situation and spotlighting some breakthroughs in circularity such as new processes for bringing back previously hard to reuse plastics.


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15:00 / 09:00 AM - Introduction segment

The theme of the episode is presented. Nick Nuttall Host, Strategic Communications Director of We Don't Have Time & Pär Larshans, Co-host, Director of Sustainability at Ragn-Sells


15:10 / 09:10 AM - Keynote speeches

  • Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Director of the Economy Division, at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Erin Simon, Head, Plastic Waste + Business at the World Wildlife Fund
  • David Rogers, Head of International Programmes at WRAP
  • Åsa Stenmarck, Materials Flow Expert at Sweden’s EPA

15:40 / 09:40 AM - Real world examples

  • Pre-recorded video of Lea Wermelin, the Minister of Environment of Denmark.
  • Massimo Forti, CEO of Ragn-Sells, Denmark
  • Morten Cortsen, CEO of Scanlux
  • Reinier Den Boer, Product Development & Marketing Manager at ESE

16:20 / 10:20 AM - Summary

  • Pär Larshans gives his reflections and we look ahead to the next episode.

Circular Table Talks IV

Hosts

Nick Nuttall

 (
)

Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment, and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018.

https://www.earthday.org

Pär Larshans

 (
SE
)

Co-host, Director of Sustainability, Ragn-Sells

Pär is an award winner in communication, social sustainability, and intrapreneurship, listed multiple times by Trust Across America as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust. He is the current appointed expert for setting environmental targets for sea and coastal regions in Sweden and for the coalition group for climate-neutral Swedish industry by 2045.

Speakers & guests

Lea Wermelin

 (
DK
)
Danish Minister of Environment

Lea Wermelin was appointed Minister of Environment on 27 June 2019 Personal data Born on 10 May 1985 in Rønne, Denmark. Married, two children. Political career Member of the Folketing for The Social Democratic Party (Bornholm Constituency) since June 18th 2015. Spokesperson on sustainability Head of Tax Committee, Deputy Head of Environment and Food Committee and Deputy Head of Energy and Climate Committee Candidate for The Social Democratic Party in Rønne and Aakirkeby district since 2014. Employment Political assistant , Social Democratic Party, Christiansborg, 2012 - 2015. Various types of positions within The Social Democratic Party, Denmark’s Young Social Democrats, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Action Aid Denmark and Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) Education M.Sc. Political Science , University of Copenhagen, 2005 - 2011. Political science, Lund University, Sweden, 2009. Upper Secondary School certificate, Bornholms Gymnasium, 2001 - 2004.

David Rogers

 (
UK
)
Head of International Programmes at WRAP

David has been with WRAP for 13 years and has run a number of multimillion pound programmes and collaborative agreements on plastic, food and textiles. David helped launch WRAP Global in 2018 and now oversees projects in over 40 countries. These include supporting Plastics Pacts in 13 countries and he is the Chair of the European Plastics Pact.

Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

 (
KE
)
Director, Industry and Economy Division, UNEP

Sheila is the Director of the Economy Division at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Sheila was previously the Director of the Green Climate Fund and Global Environment Facility operations at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sheila has served as an Environmental Specialist at a U.S. State Department of Environmental Protection, the Environment Liaison Centre International and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. At UNEP, she held positions ranging from Senior Advisor in the organization’s Strategic Implementation Team, to Acting Director of the Policy and Programme Division and Deputy Director of the GEF Division. She also served as external advisor in UNDP reviewing its business model in one of its global fund operations. She authored The Policy Process in International Environmental Governance and Promoting Coherence: Towards an Effective Global Environment Facility. Sheila holds a doctorate in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.

Reinier den Boer

 (
NL
)
Product Development Director at ESE

With the background of industrial design (Delft University of Technology) leading the product development of ESE, manufacturing over 4 million of wheely bins per year from recycled plastics. Already from the first sketch, products are designed to be futureproof towards the circular economy and the use of ever more and new sources of recycled plastics.

Åsa Stenmarck

 (
SE
)
Material flow expert at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Åsa Stenmarck work at the Swedish Environmental Protection agency and one of her tasks is to head the Swedish National plastic coordination. Åsa has long experience with different aspects of material flows and have for the last years worked a lot and from different perspectives with plastic. The plastic focus started when she was appointed as a governmental investigator in 2017 and in 2018 delivered the report “It is possible if we want to – ways to reach sustainable plastic use”.

Massimo Forti

 (
DK
)
CEO, Ragn-Sells Danmark A/S

Massimo has a Master of Science in Environment and 20 years of experience in the waste industry. He is passionate about building partnerships and finding good circular solutions.

Erin Simon

 (
US
)
Head, Plastic Waste and Business at WWF USA

Erin works to drive positive change across industries by leading WWF’s packaging and material science program. Key to conservation is the overall protection of the planet’s natural resources, and packaging plays a vital role in that. Through her efforts, she works with business and industry to help them make informed, sustainable material choices for their products and packaging. Her work focuses on the major commodities that go into packaging, which come in many different forms and materials, and how to integrate sustainability into the decisions and trade-offs that must be evaluated across a product’s lifecycle. Erin works with companies to strategically address their packaging work streams by focusing on developing transparency in the supply chain for the major packaging materials and pursuing strategies that reduce the environmental impact of these materials through responsible sourcing.

Morten Cortsen

 (
DK
)
CEO, Scan Lux Flexible A/S

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the plastics industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Negotiation, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Sales, Strategic Planning, and Business Development.

Hosts

Nick Nuttall

 (
)
Host, Strategic Communications Director, We Don't Have Time

Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment, and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. More recently, he has served as the Director of Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit that took place in San Francisco in September 2018.

https://www.earthday.orgRead less
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Pär Larshans

 (
SE
)
Co-host, Director of Sustainability, Ragn-Sells

Pär is an award winner in communication, social sustainability, and intrapreneurship, listed multiple times by Trust Across America as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust. He is the current appointed expert for setting environmental targets for sea and coastal regions in Sweden and for the coalition group for climate-neutral Swedish industry by 2045.

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Speakers & guests

Lea Wermelin

 (
DK
)
Danish Minister of Environment

Lea Wermelin was appointed Minister of Environment on 27 June 2019 Personal data Born on 10 May 1985 in Rønne, Denmark. Married, two children. Political career Member of the Folketing for The Social Democratic Party (Bornholm Constituency) since June 18th 2015. Spokesperson on sustainability Head of Tax Committee, Deputy Head of Environment and Food Committee and Deputy Head of Energy and Climate Committee Candidate for The Social Democratic Party in Rønne and Aakirkeby district since 2014. Employment Political assistant , Social Democratic Party, Christiansborg, 2012 - 2015. Various types of positions within The Social Democratic Party, Denmark’s Young Social Democrats, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Action Aid Denmark and Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) Education M.Sc. Political Science , University of Copenhagen, 2005 - 2011. Political science, Lund University, Sweden, 2009. Upper Secondary School certificate, Bornholms Gymnasium, 2001 - 2004.

Read less
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David Rogers

 (
UK
)
Head of International Programmes at WRAP

David has been with WRAP for 13 years and has run a number of multimillion pound programmes and collaborative agreements on plastic, food and textiles. David helped launch WRAP Global in 2018 and now oversees projects in over 40 countries. These include supporting Plastics Pacts in 13 countries and he is the Chair of the European Plastics Pact.

Read less
Read more

Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

 (
KE
)
Director, Industry and Economy Division, UNEP

Sheila is the Director of the Economy Division at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Sheila was previously the Director of the Green Climate Fund and Global Environment Facility operations at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sheila has served as an Environmental Specialist at a U.S. State Department of Environmental Protection, the Environment Liaison Centre International and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. At UNEP, she held positions ranging from Senior Advisor in the organization’s Strategic Implementation Team, to Acting Director of the Policy and Programme Division and Deputy Director of the GEF Division. She also served as external advisor in UNDP reviewing its business model in one of its global fund operations. She authored The Policy Process in International Environmental Governance and Promoting Coherence: Towards an Effective Global Environment Facility. Sheila holds a doctorate in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.

Read less
Read more

Reinier den Boer

 (
NL
)
Product Development Director at ESE

With the background of industrial design (Delft University of Technology) leading the product development of ESE, manufacturing over 4 million of wheely bins per year from recycled plastics. Already from the first sketch, products are designed to be futureproof towards the circular economy and the use of ever more and new sources of recycled plastics.

Read less
Read more

Åsa Stenmarck

 (
SE
)
Material flow expert at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Åsa Stenmarck work at the Swedish Environmental Protection agency and one of her tasks is to head the Swedish National plastic coordination. Åsa has long experience with different aspects of material flows and have for the last years worked a lot and from different perspectives with plastic. The plastic focus started when she was appointed as a governmental investigator in 2017 and in 2018 delivered the report “It is possible if we want to – ways to reach sustainable plastic use”.

Read less
Read more

Massimo Forti

 (
DK
)
CEO, Ragn-Sells Danmark A/S

Massimo has a Master of Science in Environment and 20 years of experience in the waste industry. He is passionate about building partnerships and finding good circular solutions.

Read less
Read more

Erin Simon

 (
US
)
Head, Plastic Waste and Business at WWF USA

Erin works to drive positive change across industries by leading WWF’s packaging and material science program. Key to conservation is the overall protection of the planet’s natural resources, and packaging plays a vital role in that. Through her efforts, she works with business and industry to help them make informed, sustainable material choices for their products and packaging. Her work focuses on the major commodities that go into packaging, which come in many different forms and materials, and how to integrate sustainability into the decisions and trade-offs that must be evaluated across a product’s lifecycle. Erin works with companies to strategically address their packaging work streams by focusing on developing transparency in the supply chain for the major packaging materials and pursuing strategies that reduce the environmental impact of these materials through responsible sourcing.

Read less
Read more

Morten Cortsen

 (
DK
)
CEO, Scan Lux Flexible A/S

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the plastics industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Negotiation, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Sales, Strategic Planning, and Business Development.

Read less
Read more
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