Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city and a multicultural hub. It has been one of the earliest and most industrialized towns in Scandinavia, and was considered an industrial wasteland for many years due to its shipyard and other heavy industries.
With time, Malmö has transformed into a sustainable city founded on knowledge and sustainability thanks to the city’s efforts to implement front-running sustainable interventions. In 2015, the City of Malmö was the first municipality in Sweden to sign a declaration of commitment to work to achieve the global goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2030.
However, Malmö’s ecological footprint still needs to be reduced. With a total waste generation of 473 kilos per inhabitant, the city must undergo a transition towards a more circular economy where spillage and waste is minimized and energy efficiency is facilitated. Products, materials and resources must be fully utilized, re-used where possible, and finally recycled. Watch the video to learn more about Malmö’s circular initiatives.