Central Finland's circular economy roadmap

Central Finland
Publication Date
December, 2018
Language for original content
Key Area
Outi Pakarinen
Hannu Koponen

In the framework of the CIRCWASTE project, Southwest Finland developed a circular economy (CE) roadmap in late 2018 to help implement the national waste plan and define regional objectives with concrete measures to achieve these.

The Finnish Environment Institute formed an expert network on CE, and began identifying regional strengths and special characteristics to start with.

While the overarching theme is public procurement, the regional strategy focuses on the following sectors:

  1. construction and demolition waste
  2. biodegradable waste, biogas and the nutrient reuse
  3. plastics
  4. electric and electronic wreckage.

Different stakeholders, from municipal/regional authorities, to national institutes, educational establishments, and private companies take responsibility for implementation.