Agency for Urban Environment
Oslo is aiming to become one of the world’s first countries to tackle the issues around plastic waste, particularly that of one-time use, disposable plastic and enforcing an extensive set of measures needed to avoid polluting our oceans. Our first action is to establish a unit for plastic, where will work to engage actors from the public and private sector in the measures needed to tackle the issues at hand.
Anja Stokkan is Oslo’s new plastic coordinator, she has a background in social geography and international development aid, working as a project and human rights advisor. During the last couple of years, Anja has worked in the Agency on Waste Management in the City of Oslo, while volunteering as a beach cleanup coordinator in Nordic Ocean Watch.
Anja has experience with waste management in Oslo and has strong knowledge about the topic of marine pollution and measures needed to clean up and avoid waste ending up in waterways and in our oceans. Representing the City of Oslo, Anja has the opportunity to implement measures and initiatives from the Circular Cleanup into actual measures in Oslo and to adapt measures to suit the city landscape.
The Port of Oslo
The Port of Oslo is Norway`s largest general cargo port, and its leading container and passenger gateway. Half of the Norwegian population lives less than three hours from the port of Oslo.
The sea way is the green way. Maritime transport pollutes less and is more energy efficient than any other mode of tranportation. In partnership with the port operators, port of Oslo provide a greener route for cargo and consumer goods to Oslo and Eastern Norway, rather than the less climate-friendly road transport.
The Port of Oslo is aiming for a zero emission port in 2030. Port of Oslo is ISO 14001 – 2015 certified to ensure a high environmental standard and contribute to a sustainable society. The port is a central part of the city`s climate initiative and the green shift, and plays a major role to provide sustainable cargo transport to the future zero emission City of Oslo.
Port of Oslo is located at the heart of the city, and contributes to develop an 9 kilometers long attractive harbour promenade with houses, beaches, restaurants and museums.
The Oslofjord seabed is cleaner than it has been for 100 years after a big clean up where 95- 99 percent of the polluted sediments where removed from areas close to the city centre.
The port of Oslo works every day to keep the port clean and tidy, and reduce emissions to air, water and land. The port of Oslo will develop and use smart, green technology as drones, portbins and an electric environmental boat to contribute to remove plastic and waste from the fjord.
Circular Cleanup is a great opportunity to learn from interdisciplinary contributors, to open up for new and innovative ideas, and to find sustainable solutions that can put words into action.