“Re:waste – how Sweden is rethinking resources” visits Warsaw

Waste, rubbish, litter, refuse. There are almost as many names for waste as there are problems associated with it. And through our consumption, we all contribute to the mounting challenge as we add used products to the waste management system. The new exhibition Re: waste - how Sweden is rethinking resources is addressing waste related issues from several points of view and is show cased for the first time by the Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw, Poland.
A person with long blond and curly hair and a beige trench coat is looking at the exhibition with its back facing the camera.

As most activities, physical exhibitions have problems during the pandemic. The Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw have found a solution by exhibiting outdoors, right outside the Embassy building and next to a popular park.

The exhibition is focused on: circular economy, policy and ambitions, waste management: reuse and recycle, biogas and energy and landfill and litter as well as a closer look at plastics, food waste, textiles and electronics.

An estimated two billion tonnes of municipal waste were generated globally in 2016, and according to projections from the World Bank, this number is expected to increase by 70 per cent before 2050. While people living in high-income countries produce more waste compared to those in low-income nations, reducing waste is a global crisis that requires all of us to do our part. The exhibition outlines the underlying problems, the steps we all have to take to get out of the situation, and clever new innovations in development and on the market.

A successful approach to solve the crisis must be based on a properly managed waste hierarchy and a striving for a circular economy. The ultimate approach to waste management is to not create any in the first place.

The Embassy of Sweden in Poland also highlight waste issues on Facebook, Youtube and via bloggers, In partnership with TetraPak, Polish Ministry of Climate, an NGO and blogger a seminar was arranged as a kick off in April.

The exhibition period in Warsaw is 22 April- 28 May 2021.