2021 Highlights

Circular City Week New York 2021 has come to an end. Thank you to everyone who participated, hosted events and shared their stories during the week.  

 

If you missed out on some of the events, or want to re-watch your favorite speakers, the recorded events are available on this page. You can also access the presentations used by many of the speakers here. The extensive photo gallery provides pictures from the 90 events.

Recordings and event highlights will be added continuously.

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Pioneer Talks

Event Recordings

Circular City Week Official Opening Ceremony: Strategies for Corporates to Bring About Circular Change

Monday March 22, 2021

HOSTED BY DANISH CLEANTECH HUB

Watch the Circular City Week was kick started by exploring how circular economy can lead to brand new ways of creating economic value, as well as opportunities to deliver against key public priorities.

Circular City Week Official Closing Celebration: Bold Leadership - From Energy Sustainability to Circular Economy

Friday March 26, 2021

HOSTED BY DANISH CLEANTECH HUB

Join us and all our partners, for a festive closing celebration of Circular City Week New York 2021. Interactive and inspirational talks from our Pioneer Partners will showcase the tangible benefits of creating a circular future.

Prosumer Energy Network for New York and Beyond

Wednesday March 24, 2021 

 

CO-HOSTED BY CLEANNORDIC SOLUTIONS and CONSULATE GENERAL OF SWEDEN NEW YORK.

Hear about the Prosumer Energy Network concept and get to know what it is based on and used for.

The State of Circular Practices in the Design, Architecture and Furnishings Industry

Tuesday March 23, 2021

HOSTED BY LAURENCE CARR INC

Listen to this forward-thinking panel of industry thought-leaders as they discuss the importance of transparency from furnishings companies and encourage a whole new system of thinking in the design world at large.

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The Big Circular Ambition

Monday March 22, 2021

HOSTED BY CONFEDERATION OF DANISH INDUSTRY

Al about how public-private partnership can spur circularity, seen from a business perspective.

Clean, Circular and Responsible by Design: Innovating Personal Care & Cleaning Products for Tomorrow

Tuesday March 23, 2021 

HOSTED BY CRADLE TO CRADLE PRODUCTS INNOVATION INSTITUTE

Watch this panel to explore the future of product and packaging innovation.

Circular Systems and The Built Environment

Thursday March 25, 2021

HOSTED BY ASHRAE NEW YORK

Watch this discussion on systems thinking within energy generation and consumption!

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Are We at a Turning Point For The Circular Economy?

Wednesday March 24

HOSTED BY ING

A transatlantic panel on how governments and the private sector are tackling the circular economy challenge.

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The Big Interview: Denis Hayes

Thursday March 25

HOSTED BY SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING COALITION

Watch Sustainanle Packaging Coalition on an online interview and discussion with Denis Hayes and Nina Goodrich.

3rd Annual EGE: Sustainability and the Next Generation Workforce - Food and Sustainability

Friday March 26

HOSTED BY W!SE

All about W!se's engineered green economics initiatives which will focus on food and sustainability this year! 

Challenge Spotlight: Carbon & Circularity

Monday March 22

CO-HOSTED BY DANISH CLEANTECH HUB AND BUILDING ENERGY EXCHANGE

Showcasing how a challenge-based approach can be a great tool to advance the use of circular approaches to transition towards energy efficiency – both in the built environment and in other energy-intensive industries.

Cleantech Open Kickoff Webinar

Friday March 26

HOSTED BY CLEANTECH OPEN NORTHEAST

Join Cleantech Open to hear from some circular economy ventures and to learn about how to accelerate your circular venture.

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Creating Resilient Food Systems: Restaurants and Composting in Cities

Monday March 22

HOSTED BY RUBICON

Restaurants have enormous circular potential. Food waste, composting and organics are a major part hereof and what this event will zoom in on!

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Circularity for Clean Healthy Cities and Seas

Hear this discussion on balancing the city and ocean health and the immediate next steps we should take. 

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Commercial Properties and the Circular Economy

Monday March 22

HOSTED BY TRUE and THINK ZERO

Hear from a cross-section of the commercial real estate industry on their efforts in circular steps!

Turning Agriculture Upside Down

Tuesday March 23

HOSTED BY FOOD NATION

Learn from food professionals about the green transition in the agriculture and food industry. 

Food Waste & Biogas: Driving the Circular Economy in Denmark

Wednesday March 24

HOSTED BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF DENMARK

Hear about how Denmark is applying innovation to divert food waste into resources!

Taking Circularity to Scale: The Future of Furniture?

Wednesday March 24

HOSTED BY MEBL | TRANSFORMING FURNITURE

Explore how your choices in home furnishings can take part in the Circular Economy!

Circular Collaborations for Change

Wednesday March 24

HOSTED BY LENZING

Join Lenzing, BRINGiT, Arcadia Earth, and Loop to discuss the reuse models for plastic bags in NYC.

Powering Circularity through Product Transparency

Wednesday March 24

HOSTED BY TOXNOT

Join experts in the manufacturing industry to learn about material transparency and circular supply chains!

The Power of Sport for a Circular Economy: A Philly Special

Wednesday March 24

HOSTED BY RECIPRIC

Hear how sports can also have a positive impact on the circular economy

Recycling Unpacked: Maximizing Circularity in US Beverage Packaging

Thursday March 25

HOSTED BY CONSULATE GENERAL OF NETHERLANDS NEW YORK and METABOLIC

Hear an overview of the US packing industry for beverage and they are working to become more circular. 

Solving Three Problems - Recycling Glass to Improve Concrete and Reduce GHG Emissions

Hear from stakeholders on solving the glass recycling challenge and creating more sustainable concrete! 

Ecological Infrastructure: Key to Carbon Capture in The Evolution of Cities

Friday March 26

HOSTED BY LEAF ISLAND

Join Leaf Island for a presentation and Q&A on their award-winning unique approach to greening urban centers.

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Leveraging Blockchain to Verify a Circular Value Chain for Recycled Plastics

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Tuesday March 23

HOSTED BY RECYCLEGO

Use the passcode to join RecycleGo to learn more about their innovative recycling and tracking process!

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What Can America Learn From Africa? Focus on Business Initiatives

Tuesday March 23

HOSTED BY FOOTPRINTS AFRICA and AFRICAN CIRCULAR ECONOMY NETWORK (ACEN)

Enjoy highlights from business models from the African continent and discuss how it can be appplied in a different context.

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How Can ESG Goals Help Motivate, Design and Measure Zero Waste Operations in Buildings?

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Wednesday March 24

HOSTED BY TRUETHINK ZEROHXE PARTNERS AND THE CENTER FOR ZERO WASTE DESIGN

Join this panel to explore how ESG goals, zero-waste targets and etc. can be used to motivate building owners! 

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Water In The City: Bringing Circularity To Urban Water Management

Thursday March 25

HOSTED BY CLEANEU TECHBRIDGE & ACCESS CITIES

Hear about how problems with water in urban areas are solved with new blue-green solutions and how reusing the water in cities can help solve the growing issues.

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Inspiring Circularity Through Different Lenses

Wednesday March 24

HOSTED BY ARUP

What does good look like through the lenses of a designer, an energy provider and a financier? Discover how they look at circular economy metrics and processes.

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Tour of Battery Parks Zero Waste Facility

Thursday March 25

HOSTED BY TRUE AND BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY

A fun and informative virtual tour of the zero waste work happening at the Battery Park City Authority.

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The Reusable City

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Thursday March 25

HOSTED BY THINK ZERO LLC & RE:DISH

Join this engaging and solutions-oriented discussion as panelists lay out the framework for scaling reusable infrastructure and services in the food and hospitality industries

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Defining & Verifying Material Circularity: Role of Certification Program

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Thursday March 25

HOSTED BY TRUESWEEP AND LEED FOR CITIES BY USGBC

Join this panel discussion on a variety of tools available for reaching zero waste goals.

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Close That Loop Ideathon

Thursday March 25

HOSTED BY IDSA NEW YORK AND SUSTAINABILITY SECTION

Join the IDSA Sustainability Section in brainstorming about potential solutions to circular design challenges.

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Creative Reuse & Public-Private Partnerships for a Common Good

Monday March 22

HOSTED BY Remix NYC, The Junkluggers and Materials for the Arts

Learn about material reuse from private recycling and donations centers, and arts nonprofits in New York City.

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Presentations

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Making circularity a value driver for product innovation

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By Scott O’Connel

From Dell Technologies

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Food Waste & Biogas

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By Chris Voell

From Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Trade Council

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Evolution of Cities: Ecology is the Future of Infrastructure

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By Paul Mankiewicz

From Leaf Island 

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Digitalization and Skills in a Circular Economy

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By The Junkluggers, Remix Market NYC and Materials for the Arts

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Circular Design Booklet

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By Confederation of Danish Industry, Danish Cleantech Hub, Lifestyle and Design Cluster, and Consulate General of Denmark in New York