Ten Finnish Municipalities Commit To Circle Economy Development


Finnish municipalities Ii, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Porvoo, Riihimäki, Rovaniemi, Turku, and Vantaa have committed themselves to develop circle economy in their areas and operations. The goal is to recycle at least 55 % of community waste, re-use at least 70 % of construction and demolition materials, and reduce the amount of waste to year 2000 levels by 2020.

Other plans include recovery of precious metals from electronic waste, utilizing waste streams of forest and mining industries to replace concrete, bio industry parks, circle economy clusters, converting landfills to renewable energy production areas, as well as building smart and low carbon infrastructure.

The development plans will be coordinated by Circwaste project run by Finnish Environment Institute and Motiva. The project will run for seven years with a budget of €19 million. (Source: Tekniikka & Talous, 20.11.2017)

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