Zirq - is about solutions

Through innovative and industrial solutions, we are solving recycling of complex waste streams. Zirq Solutions is an accelerator of the circular economy operating within two areas, cable and medical waste. The combination of experience, know-how and technology, makes us a thrusthworthy and established supplier of in-demand recycled raw materials to European industry. Our position is strengthened by close collaboration with our sister company, NG Metal, one of the largest metal recyclers in Scandinavia.

Being part of the solution

At Zirq we are committed to be part of the solution for the worldwide plastic problem. We have through years of R&D, developed innovative solutions for recycling of low-quality mixed plastics, that typically are landfilled or incinerated. Our know-how and solutions within metal- and plastics recycling has further developed into the field of developing circular solutions for medical waste. Historically, medical waste has mainly been landfilled or incinerated globally. The problem is massive. We aim to be a solution. 

Circular solutions

Our ambition is to offer circular solutions to one of the larger waste streams globally - contaminated medical waste – that currently operate under yesterday’s recycling regimes.

At Zirq we believe in an industrial approach. Scale and efficiency is needed to combat our biggest competitor – non-renewable virgin raw materials. With our industrial and sustainable solutions, we are an enabler of the circular economy.

Zirq Solutions has industrial backing from the Norsk Gjenvinning Group, Norway's largest recycling company and Zirq’s largest shareholder.

Leadership

Thomas Mørch

CEO

Thomas joined Zirq as CEO in 2021. With prior eight years background as SVP for Innovation and Sustainability at the NG Group he has vast experience within circular economy – he likes to walk the talk – and doing it at industrial scale! Thomas also has >10 years’ experience from management positions with banking and investments.

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Anette Nordskog

CFO

Anette joined Zirq as CFO in 2021. She’s a numbers lady, driven by “doing good” - ensuring everything we do is compliant and by the book. Her mindset is still people and growth centric, with a thorough understanding of our operations. Anette joined Zirq following four years as CFO in Aller Media. She also has experience from Fortum and Scandinavia Online.

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Kristine Laake-Bjurquist

CSO

Kristine joined Zirq in 2022, after a four-year tenure at the NG Group as head of innovation and sustainability. She has a profound understanding of sustainability and a proven track record of helping customers in developing and implementing circular solutions. Kristine ensures documented traceability of our material streams and quantification of ESG-effects. No room for greenwashing at Zirq!.

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Lasse Isaksen

SVP Cables

Lasse joined Zirq Solutions in 2022. His curiosity and desire to learn has led to him to work for CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, and project management within the oil & gas industry. During his time in Aker Solutions Lasse held the position as Director Business Development. Most recently Lasse have worked for Jotun where he has held several international managerial roles.

Lasse brings with him a technical and commercial multi-disciplinary background, ready to implement system value and holistic solutions!

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Michael Bayer Thomsen

SVP Medical

Michael joined Zirq as SVP in 2022. +20 years’ experience with circular solutions within plastics and metals, with the past 8 years as co-owner and CEO of Letbek Group. Michael is passionate about leading the way for a more circular world, with a high degree of focus on value chain optimizations and sustainability. M&A has been a big part of the past many years.

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Rune Stortiset

Head of cable DK

Rune joined KMT in 2020. He has more than 25 years of experience from various management positions with the NG Group, Veidekke and Esso/Exxon. Rune is a details guy, meticulous and to the point. Highly concerned about HSE – which we value – nothing is more important than ensuring the safety of our people & safeguarding nature.

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Ole Petter Nilsen

Founder & CCO

Ole Petter is the other founder of KMT back in 2013. He is our CCO and is manoeuvring our business in the European market. Prior to founding KMT, Ole Petter worked with metal recycling in Veolia. Ole Petter is cables. His commercial flair, customer centricity and operational understanding is second to none.

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Jesper V. Dueholm

CTO

Jesper creates magic! Creating innovative circular solutions for plastics and medical waste. He is a practical do’er, solving problems benefitting both the environment and our customers. Solid background earned from decades in the plastics, healthcare and recycling industry.

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Our sites

Zirq Solutions is headquartered in Norway with 65 employees in Norway and Denmark. Our main production sites are located in Linnestad, Norway and Stenlille, Denmark. In addition we are operating two smaller sites in Denmark, in Præstø and Ølgod. 

Linnestad

Solar panelled roof at our plant in Norway

Stenlille

Headquarter for medical recycling operations

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