Finnish examples of the circular economy
These articles are published in the Special International issue of Uusiouutiset, Finnish Recycling News, on 31st of May 2017.
New rules for the market economy
The European Commission believes that the circular economy will become the new economic megatrend. The race to the top is getting intense.
Becoming a pioneer
Kirsi Sormunen sees the first World Circular Economy Forum—held in Helsinki in June—as a great place for networking and finding partners for the circular economy in practice.
Finland will play an important role in renewing Europe’s industrial capacities
A column by Kari Herlevi, Project Director, Circular Economy in Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund.
Recycled fibre from old clothes
The European co-operation project to promote the recycling of textile waste has reached an exciting phase for the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Industrial manufacture of cotton-based recycled fibre is to be tested for the first time.
The circular economy on your screen
Digital applications reduce food waste at restaurants, improve the efficiency of waste management at construction sites and promote the recycling of goods.
Landfill sites soon to be history
Finland has succeeded in leading waste flows away from landfill sites and building a network for energy utilisation. Now it is time to promote recycling.
Quo vadis, waste management industry?
How should the waste management industry change to be able to respond to the needs of the circular economy in the future?
Waste ham turned into biofuel
The campaign to collect and process waste ham fat, organised before Christmas 2016, produced approximately 10,000 litres of renewable diesel fuel for cars. At the same time, the Kinkkutemppu (‘the Ham Experiment’) charity campaign raised EUR 14,500 for charitable purposes.
Finnish Lapland is becoming a demonstrative area of the circular economy in the Arctic region. The estimated value of the circular economy business in Lapland stands at EUR 500 million.
Packaging Valley to the top
California has Silicon Valley. Finland will soon have Packaging Valley.
Fish grown with biowaste energy
The Sybimar plant complex, located in Uusikaupunki, produces fish and herbs and is famous for its closed circulation which produces no waste.