Camilla on the scene at the summit of DI – the agenda was how to create a green future together
The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) held a summit conference at the Danish concert hall on the 17th of September, which was attended by more than 1.200 company representatives, politicians, UN representatives and even members of the Danish and Swedish Royal Families. The theme of the meeting was “Made by Denmark – together we can create a green future”. Camilla Haustrup Hermansen, Director of Business Development at Plus Pack, was to present Plus Pack’s efforts in creating a circular future.
At the summit, HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen were also on the scene to emphasize the importance of creating a green future for Denmark. During the eventful day, four leading Danish business profiles each had a seat in “the green chair” to talk about their efforts and answer questions related to sustainability in brief interviews hosted by Cecilie Beck. Camilla was among the four profiles, and the interview was initiated with the question “Is packaging not dangerous for our society?”
Camilla’s answer was “No it is not (…). Packaging is in fact very important for reducing food waste, for instance”, and she continued: “Earlier today, we heard that 1/3 of all food produced in the world ends up as food waste, and packaging can make a significant difference here. In fact, packaging can even contribute to reducing carbon emissions if we design packaging solutions in materials, which can be reused and recycled”. Although packaging may seem like a villain to some, it is in reality a strong player in the fight against food waste. It is all about choosing the right type of packaging material, which can both protect the food and fit into a circular economy.
At Plus Pack, we work systematically with the triple bottom line People, Planet and Profit and the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our activities. We develop sustainable packaging with minimal resources, which can prevent food waste. Our goal is to ensure that our product portfolio consist of 100% recyclable materials by 2030. Also, we want to educate people on facts about packaging materials such as plastic and aluminium. “This is a long journey which requires a lot of initiatives – but we believe we can achieve them”, Camilla said at the summit.