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Best practices and innovations in Finnish circular economy

The cover of the handbook with text: Finland - local solutions are born here." Some flowers on the cover and the logo of Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley.

Finnish cities, municipalities and regions act as circular economy innovation platforms. To share our best practices at the Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley with the rest of the world, we put them all together in our handbook “Finland – Local Solutions Are Born Here”.

There is a tradition of collaboration between the different levels of governance in Finland, as well as between the private and third sector. This is a success factor in systemic change. Furthermore, the national Green Deal process is aligning the objectives and steering actions towards shared goals.

The featured case articles in the handbook serve as exemplary models of circular economy with a particular focus on regional collaboration and public-private partnerships. These initiatives encompass implemented pilots, regional business collaborations, or other forms of innovative activities.

For instance, we wish to highlight that the resale value of clothing is becoming increasingly important and consequently, a circular economy driver in the construction industry. In the book, we give the readers an example from Kilpilahti chemical industry business park, which is transitioning to environmentally friendly practices.

This handbook was published in April, just before the World Circular Economy Forum in Brussels took place. Finland was presented there and received praise for its interesting case studies.

Discover circular economy innovations in Finland – local solutions are born here!

Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley – pioneering together for circular economy

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley is a regional initiative that aims to take the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region and Finland to the pinnacle of circular economy. The valley is a community of experts, municipalities, companies, organisations and research institutes that form an innovation ecosystem.  

For more information, please contact:

Simo Karetie

Project Manager

+358 40 837 5431

Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley

Pipsa Salolammi


+358 40 592 7554

Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley, Public relations

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