North Karelia's circular economy roadmap

Northern Carelia
Publication Date
December, 2018
Language for original content
Key Area
Aino Heikura

In 2018, Finland's easternmost region of North Karelia adopted a circular economy (CE) roadmap as part of the CIRCWASTE project. Its objectives are to:

  • enhance material and energy efficiency and improve natural resource use
  • make circular economy inherent to industrial production in priority sectors and strengthen the regional cooperation network in the field of CE
  • strengthen and stimulate new circular business models while developing new technological solutions and know-how in the region.
  • Regarding waste management overall, the strategy aims to increase knowledge and change overall consumer attitudes.

A system to recycle construction waste is set for development, focusing on logistics, demolition methods and supervision. This strategy aims to improve training on waste management.