18 February, 2014 by Sara Jörn, English version

Where is the energy in circular economy?

The linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model of today relies on large quantities of easily accessible resources and energy. Working towards a reduction of resources and fossil energy will only delay the inevitable- we will run out of resources.

We are running out of fossil fuels and they are getting harder, more expensive and more polluting to extract. The rare metals used for manufacturing for example wind turbines and solar cells are also limited.

A change is necessary. A transition towards a circular economy eradicates waste through careful design and aims to rely on renewable energy. But what does it take to make our production, transportation and heating circular?

CradlePeople and Energy Crossroads invite you to an interesting debate on these issues.

Date and place:

Monday the 3rd March 2014 at 19.00 – 20.30

Studenterhuset, Købmagergade 52, 1150 København K.

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Tina Sig Olesen, Product Designer, Carlos Garcia-Robles, Master Technological and Social-Economic Planning (RUC) and Ivan T. Herrmann, researcher at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)


  • 19.00: Introduction
    by CradlePeople and Energy Crossroads.
  • 19.10- Circular economy and Cradle to Cradle design
    By Tina Sig Olesen, production designer, CradlePeople.
  • 19.30: What are the biggest opportunities and challenges for a transition to renewable energy?
    By Carlos Garcia-Robles, Master Technological and Social-Economic Planning (RUC)
  • 19.50: Opportunities and limitations for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to quantify environmental impacts in relation to energy issues
    20.10 – 20.30: Questions and discussion.

 The event is arranged in cooperation between Energy Crossroads and CradlePeople.