The Circularity Gap Report - Denmark

Closing the Circularity Gap in Denmark

The Circularity Gap Report Denmark
Andrew Keys (Circle Economy)
Ana Birliga Sutherland (Circle Economy)
Jana Rué Glutting (Circle Economy)
Megan Murdie (Circle Economy)
Publication Date
August, 2023
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Denmark is already excelling in many areas of sustainability, positioning itself as an ambitious frontrunner in the race to net-zero. It already boasts mostly renewable electricity generation, with targets to achieve 100% green electricity by 2027 and entirely renewable energy by 2050.

The Circularity Gap Report on Denmark reveals that the country’s economy is 4% circular. This figure is defined by very high material consumption - 24.5 tonnes of virgin materials per person per year. This puts the country above both the European average of 17.8 tonnes per capita and the global average of 11.9 tonnes per capita.

The report also lays out five circular pathways for Denmark that have the potential to cut its material and carbon footprints by roughly 40% each.

Material an carbon footprint reduction