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Waste Management and the Circular Economy– Nordic Best Practices

The Philippines has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years, with rising income and consumption levels overstretching waste management systems. The country is currently the 3rd largest generator of solid waste in Southeast Asia, and among the top plastic polluters globally. It is estimated that almost 20% of the country’s 2.7 million tons of plastic waste generated annually ends up in the ocean. Waste minimization, improved waste recovery and reuse, and pollution control are key to transitioning the Philippines towards a more sustainable economy.

| Manila

The three Nordic Embassies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden in the Philippines in partnership with the Asian Development Bank’s Southeast Asia Urban Development and Water Division will jointly convene a two-part virtual knowledge sharing event that will showcase good practices from Nordic countries on waste management, producer responsibility and circular economy.

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Register here: https://bit.ly/2U5YFdk

 

 

Nov 17, 2020 04:00 PM
Nov 18, 2020 04:00 PM
 
15:00-15:05 PHT 09:00-09:05 CET 
Webinar launch & Welcome address 
  • HE Ambassador Bjørn StaursetJahnsen, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila  
Master of Ceremony / Moderator: Mr Rico Hizon, CNN Philippines  
15:05-15:55 PHT 09:05-09:55 CET 
Expert comment – ADB (TBD) Hard Talk Portion 
  • virtual dialogue - highlighting the individual Nordic companies
  • followed by a discussion on the advantages and opportunities of a circular economy
  • each company may present a quick video during the discussion
  • Q&A ( publicparticipation and/or prepared questions) 
  • Moderator: MrRico Hizon, CNN Philippines 
  • Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, SINTEF 
  • Dansk Retursystem
  • Jacob Rognhaug, SVP, Head of Circular Economy Asia, TOMRA

15:55-16:00 PHT   09:55-10:00 CET 
Closing Remarks 
  • HE Ambassador Harald Fries, The Royal Swedish Embassy in Manila 

DAY 2  Waste management and producer responsibility  Wednesday, 18 November  15:00-15:05 PHT 09:00-09:05 CET 
Welcome Address 
  • HE Ambassador Grete Sillasen, The Royal Danish Embassy in Manila 
     
Master of Ceremony / Moderator: Mr Rico Hizon, CNN Philippines 15:05-15:55 PHT 09:05-09:55 CET 
Expert comment – ADB (TBD) Hard Talk Portion 
  • virtual dialogue - highlighting the individual Nordic companies
  • followed by a discussion on digitalization and reduction of plastic pollution in waterways 
  • each company may present a quick video during the discussion
  • Q&A ( publicparticipation and/or prepared questions) 
  • Moderator: MrRico Hizon, CNN Philippines 
  • Arla 
  • Marian Dang, Sustainability Manager, H&M South East Asia
  • Dr ThorjørnLarssen, NIVA  

15:55-16:00 PHT   09:55-10:00 CET 
Closing Remarks 
  • MrVijay Padmanabhan, ADB Director Urban Development and Water