Together with GRID Arendal and Hold Norge Rent we organized a workshop at Arendalsuka, with participants from national and international organizations working with waste management and marine litter, to understand more on the challenges ahead and the opportunities for Norway in creating positive change.
From the workshop it is obvious that this is a complicated area, and that the most effective solutions are the preventative initiatives, especially relating to the lack of waste management practices in some sectors and in some regions of the world. The need for a wide range of solutions, including addressing getting plastic out of the ocean, is evident.
This was also the message from the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Erik Solheim – we need solutions and we know we can solve this problem!
We will use the input from the workshop to scope the innovation brief in Circular Cleanup and as part of the insights.