Minister for Environment and Food visits Plus Pack
The Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, visited Plus Pack on January 21st 2019 as part of a series of planned visits, with which the Minister is looking to obtain real-world insight into how successful companies in the Danish plastics industry contribute to a circular economy.
According to a report made by Innovation Fund Denmark and McKinsey & Company only 1/3 of all plastic packaging waste is being recycled in Denmark. “The reason why we are struggling at such low levels is that we have been good at incinerating waste which has been great for a period”, Minister Ellemann-Jensen says. He continues: “However, we need to get much better when it comes to recycling plastics”.
Referring to the ‘European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy’, which was adopted in January 2018, Minister Ellemann-Jensen states: “If Denmark has to recycle 50 percent of all plastic packaging waste in 2025, we need to find new ways of handling waste on a national level”.
At Plus Pack, sustainability continues to build a stronger presence. “We focus on designing food packaging solutions that are not only “fit for purpose” but also “fit for future”, continues CEO Anders Top Haustrup from Plus Pack. “Plastic products in the future should be 100% recyclable”, he continues. On the visit at Plus Pack, the Minister for Environment and Food was given a tour of Plus Pack’s production site and he received profound information about our sustainability agenda and our recycling efforts in the company.