The Trace partnership will ensure a circular economy for plastics and textiles in Denmark towards 2050. Based on a holistic view of resource consumption, the partnership will ensure a long shelf life and better recycling of plastics and textiles, which have great environmental and climate potential.

Purpose of Trace

he objective of Trace is to actively contribute to Denmark’s achievement of the national climate targets for plastics and textiles by 2050. The goal is to establish a collaborative research and development platform, uniting companies, knowledge institutions, and the broader society with leading national and international researchers. Together, the project aims to pioneer innovative tools and processes that facilitate the transition from conventional linear production, economy, and consumption models towards more sustainable circular solutions.


The partnership has developed a roadmap that describes a REGENERATIVE circular society where resources are recreated from sustainable resources with zero or low impact.

Trace Roadmap

Danish companies such as Novo Nordisk and LEGO play a crucial role in the partnership, with a focus on plastics, while companies such as Bestseller and Ganni contribute in the textile area. Furthermore, the partnership includes organizations and companies that specialize in waste management, textile collection and sorting, such as Marius Pedersen.

These key players, along with knowledge institutions, possess significant resources and knowledge that will drive the development of new and improved circular economy methods in Denmark and internationally.

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01/08/2022 – 31/12/2030


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