Seminar and round table conversation with Ad Lansink, creator of the waste hierarchy

In 1979, Dutchman Ad Lansink launched his famous waste hierarchy, also known as the Ladder of Lansink, which still controls how we handle waste throughout the western world. Today, Lansink believes that his waste management ladder needs to be renewed: the model has been of great use to get away from the "wear and tear" community, but it does not help us when switching from a linear to a circular economy.


From 19 to 21 June, Ad Lansink is visiting Sweden on invitation of the environmental company Ragn-Sells, and therefore we would like to invite you to a seminar and round table conversation with Lansink on June 20th. Ad Lansink will explain why he now thinks his ladder - which still is part of both Sweden's and EU's legislation - counteracts a circular economy and what we can do to change it.

Rutger Oorsprong from the Embassy of the Netherlands in Sweden ​​will briefly describe Dutch developments and policy on circular economy. The seminar will be moderated by Ragn-Sells Sustainability Manager Pär Larshans. In addition, the following panelists will contribute with their perspective:

• Karin Medin, CEO of Söderenergi
• Carolina Togård, Board member of Cradlenet
• Graham Aid PhD, R&D at Ragn-Sells

Part of the seminar takes place in the form of round table discussions in groups. The seminar will be held in English.

Date  June 20, 2018
Time 15.00-17.00 (coffee and tea will be served from kl. 14:30)
Location Scandic Anglais, Humlegårdsgatan 23, Stockholm

Organizers: Ragn-Sells, Cradlenet & the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sweden

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Attendance is free of charge, but with a limited number of seats.
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More information
For more information, please contact:
Anna Lundbom, 0709-272829,
Pär Larshans, 0709-272963,

Interested in more circular developments in Sweden and the Netherlands?
- Follow the Circular Economy community of the embassy on LinkedIn