Circular Zealand

Municipalities, waste companies and business funds in Region Zealand are collaborating on developing circular and waste-free communities.

It is a bound task to stop waste of materials and food, to recycle and reuse, and to minimize CO2 emissions from our consumption. Therefore, we have to change the way we produce, con-sume and dispose of everything from building materials to food. It is a great transition with many perspectives and countless places to begin. It requires us to work together across per-spectives, focus our efforts, and work for the transition with every step we take.

In order to ensure a circular and waste-free society, municipalities, waste companies, and business funds in Region Zealand now join forces.

The partners take action on two tracks in the circular conversion: Build used and The large pan-try. We do this because, today, construction accounts for 35 percent of all waste produced in Denmark. And because we have to decide on how biomass residues from our agriculture and food production will contribute best to creating value in our society. Within these two tracks we have delimited further, and during the project we will carry out efforts to stop waste of building materials on construction sites and develop proposals for how to use residues from agriculture and food communities for new food products.

In the project, Danish Symbiosecenter is conducting screenings of potential for energy and / or resource savings of selected companies in the construction industry and of larger construction sites. Based on the screenings, proposals for green business models are developed, with a special focus on the involvement of social economy companies.




The project was carried out in close partnership with NIRAS and the national task force under the Danish Business Authority. The project was financed by Region Zealand, the Capital Region of Denmark and the Danish Business Authority.


April 2013 until December 2015