Last week, Smart City Sweden welcomed physical as well as digital visitors to a range of events around Sweden. Waste management, circular economy and thoughtful cities were some of the topics in focus.

Municipal Waste Management in Sweden

Last Monday, Smart City Sweden East organised a digital visit with Beacon Energy Development Services and the Nasarawa State Government from Nigeria, represented by Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, His Excellency Engineer A. A. Sule. The discussion focused on household waste management and how to shift the waste flows from landfills to recycling. Another current question discussed was where the highest environmental impact from the waste sector is and what actions can be taken to minimise the negative effects. Swedish companies presented how they can support the development of the waste management sector into a more sustainable one.

The Green Deal

Smart City Sweden South-East organised an event on Tuseday, where 19 ambassadors appointed to Sweden took part, focusing on the Green Deal and what is being done in the region of Östergötland. Industrial symbiosis was the theme of the first part of the event and the second part focused on circularity.

Livestream on thoughtful cities

On Wednesday, Smart City Sweden hosted the Swedish livestream of Nordic Edge, together with the City of Helsingborg and H22. The event, which is the biggest smart city event in the Nordics, broadcasted from 5 European cities and the Swedish part focused on how to make solutions within the city not just smart, but thoughtful. For two hours, topics such as thoughtful AI and technology, thoughtful play and how to engage young girls in urban planning were discussed.

A visit from the neighbours

At our most southern office, located not far away from our neighbouring country Denmark, the topic of how to make good use of the seaweed that washes up on the beaches from the ocean was discussed together with representatives from the University of Roskilde among others within the Greater Bio project. As a good example, the Danish municipality Køge use the seaweed for biogas production which is turned into both heat and electricity. At the same time, eutrophication in the ocean is reduced as well as the inconvenience with bad smells for the residents and beach guests.

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