2022-11-14 04:50Press release

Ragn-Sells and Ocean Plastic Forum showcase circular solutions for plastics at COP27

Environmental company Ragn-Sells, and the Danish association Ocean Plastic Forum will participate on two stages during COP27 in Egypt. Together they will share knowledge on how businesses can take action to avoid plastics ending up in oceans.

– Plastic is amazing and contributes in many ways to sustainability. But the consequences of our management of plastic waste have reached deep waters. Literally. Therefore, Ragn-Sells is committed to continuing to develop and build solutions that can bring back as much plastic as possible into the production cycle again, says Massimo Forti, CEO of Ragn-Sells Denmark.

In Denmark, Ragn-Sells is focusing on recycling plastic from the mixed and unclean plastic waste streams, originating from Danish households, shops, and industries. Out of this plastic waste, Ragn-Sells can produce several types of FAIR Plastic feedstock that is used in the production of new plastic products.

– Today, of all the plastic produced in the world, only 9 percent is recycled, 12 percent is incinerated, and the rest is still out there somewhere. As is the case with FAIR Plastic, we need to find creative business models and solutions that assign a value to marine plastic in order to create incentives that bring the marine plastic back on shore for recycling, says Thomas Alstrup, Programme leader, Ocean Plastic Forum.

One way to do that is to foster collaborations where recyclers, manufacturers, retail chains, and designers working across traditional industries and markets identifying products and processes where ocean plastics and, for example, FAIR plastics can replace new plastic feedstock.

Another one is avoiding that plastic ends up in the oceans in the first place and stressing the importance of increasing global awareness of moving toward world-class resource management based on circular principles rather than focusing on waste management.

–  If we are serious about creating a sustainable society, we have to use more of the raw materials we have already extracted. We can all contribute by taking responsibility for and helping out by pushing the demand for recycled plastic in new products, says Massimo Forti.

Both sessions will be held on the 14th of November and will be broadcasted. For more information see www.ragnsells.com/cop27

The ICC Global Arena “Circular solutions to reduce CO2 emissions and avoid waste filling up our oceans”– starting at 11.00 (CET)

The Business Sweden Arena “How to avoid our oceans to be filled up with resources that should be kept in circulation” starting at 12.00 (CET)

For further information, please contact:
Massimo Forti, CEO Ragn-Sells Denmark, +45 22208970, massimo.forti@ragnsells.com
Thomas Alstrup, Program Leader, Ocean Plastic Forum, +45 30293072, ta@oceanplasticforum.dk
Emma Ranerfors, Press Officer at Ragn-Sells, +46 10 723 24 16, press@ragnsells.com

About Ocean Plastic Forum
Ocean Plastic Forum is an association with approximately 60 members consisting of interest groups, NGOs, universities, and a wide range of companies, who wish to clean up our oceans by means of business models that remove ocean plastic and upcycle it into new products.

About Ragn-Sells Group

The environmental company Ragn-Sells converts waste into raw materials that can be used over and over again. Ragn-Sells drives the transition to a circular economy through solutions that reduce its own and other actors' environmental and climate impact. Ragn-Sells wants to be living proof that caring for the earth and business go hand in hand. Ragn-Sells is a family owned corporate group founded in 1881. The company operates in five countries and employs 2,500 persons. In 2021, Ragn-Sells’ turnover was SEK 7.6 billion. www.ragnsells.com


Emma Ranerfors
Press Officer
Emma Ranerfors