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CIRCWASTE - Towards circular economy in Finland

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CIRCWASTE is a seven-year LIFE IP project that promotes efficient use of material flows, waste prevention and new waste and resource management concepts. All actions contribute to implementing the national waste management plan and directing Finland towards a circular economy. CIRCWASTE is a creation of 20 partners and 10 funding organisations. The project is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute. CIRCWASTE is funded in large part by the EU LIFE programme.

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CIRCWASTE - Towards circular economy in Finland

  1. 1. CIRCWASTE – Towards Circular Economy in Finland The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) 1
  2. 2. CIRCWASTE directs Finland towards circular economy and implements the National Waste Management Plan 2
  3. 3. Duration: 1.10.2016-31.12.2023 Budget: 18 799 605 € (of which EU: 11 112 104 €) Realisers: 20 partners Financiers: EU LIFE programme and 10 co-financiers Coordinator: The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) CIRCWASTE – a creation of 20 partners 3
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  5. 5. Carries out concrete pilot projects in key areas to develop the waste manegement system and to promote circular economy Implements the goals of the National Waste Management Plan 5 CIRCWASTE Launches new projects and processes that support waste manegement and circular economy Supports Finland in becoming a forerunner in circular economy Establishes a Circular Economy Network that provides expert help and analyses and communicates the results of the project
  6. 6. • Decrease the amounts of municipal solid waste and meet the recycling targets • Increase the recycling of construction and demolition waste • Improve material efficiency and waste prevention in production, industry and trade • Increase the utilisation of mineral waste and industrial by-products • Improve the reduction and recovery of hazardous waste • Generate new information on potential circular economy actions, priority sectors, material flows and value chains in each case study regions and • Utilise the information generated during the project in order to create new system level changes in waste management 6 Aims of CIRCWASTE according to the National Waste Management Plan
  7. 7. Partners 7
  8. 8. Research institutes and universities Partners • Finnish Environment Institute • Natural Resources Institute (LUKE) • Lappeenranta University of Technology • Karelia University of applied sciences • Turku University of applied sciences (TUAS) 8 Municipalities and regions Companies and public enterprises • GS1 Finland Ltd • Kompotek Ltd • Ramboll Finland Ltd • Joensuun Science Park Ltd • Kiertomaa Ltd • Motiva Ltd • Pikes Ltd • Puhas Ltd • City of Lappeenranta • Central Finland Health Care District • City of Jyväskylä • City of Pori • Regional Council of Central Finland • Regional Council of North Karelia • Regional Council of Southwest Finland
  9. 9. Financing • EU LIFE Programme 9 Main financer Co-financers • Gasum • Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra • Finnish Transport Agency • Ministry of the Environment • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry • Mustankorkea • Pirteä Porsas • Rauman Biovoima • Sammakkokangas
  10. 10. Concrete results from CIRCWASTE actions 10
  11. 11. The CIRCWASTE partners carry out around 20 actions Actions • The actions include: • building pilot plants • developing new processes, methods and products • carrying out trials • writing and publishing studies, reports and plans • training and counselling 11
  12. 12. Six themes related to waste management and circular economy under which there are 20 CIRCWASTE project actions Utilising soilsDigital solutions and logistics Biodegradable waste and byflows Resource efficiency in construction Industrial waste and material flows Regional and strategic development and networking projects
  13. 13. Regional strategic development and networking projects ● Establishing a network and offering counselling (City of Pori) ● Collecting good ideas and offering funding for the best (City of Jyväskylä) ● Charting biowaste flows and planning the needed processings, estimating costs and enviromental impacts (Central Finland) and identifying business opportunities (Joensuu Science Park) ● Identifying new processing technologies and planning their implementation (SYKE) 13 Regional and strategic development and networking projects
  14. 14. Resource efficiency in construction ● Establishing a network for constuctors, property developers, authorities, etc., to implement resource efficient solutions, e.g. at the Housing Fair (City of Pori) ● Developing a resource efficienct operations model for waste management in hospitals (Central Finland) ● Identifying and testing best techniques for decreasing the amounts of construction and demolition waste as well as sorting and recycling of waste, offering training (North Karelia) 14 Resource efficiency in construction
  15. 15. Biodegradable waste and byflows ● Educating farmers to establish farm-scale biogas plants. (Southwest Finland, Turku University of Applied Sciences) ● Finding solutions to redistribute surplus food (LUKE) ● Testing biogas production from manure and organic byproducts and testing fertiliser production (LUKE) ● Testing decomposition and manufacturing of new products from byflows originating from agriculture, metal industry and food industry (Pielinen Karelia Development Center Ltd, PIKES) 15 Biodegradable waste and byflows
  16. 16. Industrial waste and material flows ● Developing waste management and utilisation of byproducts, such as plastics, in rural areas (Karelia University of Applied Sciences) ● Study of industrial material flows and construction of a pilot plant for e.g. recycling of industrial magnets (City of Pori) ● Assessment of material flows, environmental impacts and cost-efficiency of a pilot plant for reusing plastics and other byproducts and manufacturing composite materials. Construction of the plant. (Lappeenranta University of Technology) 16 Industrial waste and material flows
  17. 17. Utilising soils ● Utilisation of industrial waste and contaminated sediments in the construction of a coastal bay (Ramboll Finland Ltd) ● Piloting of the use of recycled materials in a highway construction application (Ramboll Finland Ltd) ● Developing Saramäki Recycling Park and the operation of soil recycling in the Turku region (Kiertomaa Ltd) 17 Utilising soils
  18. 18. Digital solutions and logistics • Improving the source-separation and recycling of waste in a new residential area by installing a smart waste management and logistics system (City of Jyväskylä) • Developing a digital and mobile cloud service tool for SMEs supply chain management and to prevent losses (GS1 Finland Ltd) 18 Digital solutions and logistics
  19. 19. CIRCWASTE catalyses action to improve material efficiency and recycling in four key areas in Finland 19
  20. 20. Regional cooperation groups encourage municipalities, companies and citizens in material efficiency and recycling Regional cooperation • Regional cooperation groups will be established in four key areas in Finland: Southwest Finland, Central Finland, South Karelia and North Karelia • The members of regional cooperation groups are important stakeholders such as representatives from municipalities, waste management companies, other companies and authorities • Regional coordinators will work in the areas with the support from CIRCWASTE project • All CIRCWASTE actions will be carried out in four key areas 20
  21. 21. The tasks of regional cooperation groups are: Regional cooperation • Establishing roadmap plans for the implementation of the NWP in a region • Influencing public and private decision making • Catalysing regional administration, businesses and residents to act in a more resource efficient way • Documentation of the NWP activities implemented in a region • Mobilizing funding for new activities • Compiling an implementation plan on executing the regional waste management plans 21
  22. 22. 22 Central Finland North Karelia South Karelia Southwest Finland A.1&C.3 A.2&C.4 C.10 C.11 C.12 C.9C.5,C.6,C.7 ,C.8 A.3 C.13 A.7&C.15 A.4 C.18 C.20 C.22A.6&C.21 C.14 C.17 Regions, coopertion groups and actions • Key areas: Southwest Finland, Central Finland, South Karelia, North Karelia • Around 20 actions carried out in the areas (A.1-C.22) • The regional cooperation groups implement the National Waste Management Plan in the areas Regional cooperation group Regional cooperation group Regional cooperation group Regional cooperation group A.5&C.19 A.8
  23. 23. The Circular Economy Network provides expert services 23
  24. 24. The Circular Economy Network offers counselling and tools and shares information of good practices. The Circular Economy Network • The Finnish Environment Institute and Motiva Ltd have established the Circular Economy Network as part of CIRCWASTE project • The network • Provides services and assessments for municipalities, adminstration, companies and citizens to support in implementation of the National Waste Management Plan • Shares information of solutions and good practices • Brings expert organisations, regional cooperation groups, forerunner municipalities and other actors together 24
  25. 25. 25 Circular Economy Network SYKE & MOTIVA Central Finland North Karelia South Karelia Southwest Finland A.1&C.3 A.2&C.4 C.10 C.11 C.12 C.9C.5,C.6,C.7 ,C.8 A.3 C.13 A.7&C.15 A.4 C.18 C.20 C.22A.6&C.21 C.14 C.17 Circular Economy Network provides expert services • Circular Economy Network acts as an engine: it offers expert services, carries out assessments and studies, and communicates results and good practices to actors in regions Regional cooperation group Regional cooperation group Regional cooperation group Regional cooperation group A.5&C.19 A.8
  26. 26. Tasks of Circular Economy Network 1/2 • Practical support • Collection and production of background information on good/best practices and success stories on circular economy • Support activities for industrial symbiosis • Training and networking events for the key stakeholders in waste management in the regions and forerunner municipalities • Facilitation of the creation of circular economy strategies and roadmaps in the project regions and forerunner municipalities • Promotion of getting municipalities to make a commitment to being a forerunner of the circular economy • Help desk services: • Resource efficient public procurement • Hazardousness and utilisation of by-products/waste • Financing possibilities 26
  27. 27. Tasks of Circular Economy Network 2/2 • Development of methods and tools • Development of regional circular economy indicators • Life cycle (LC) based tools for environmental and cost analyses of different actors • Regional impact assessment model • Material audits • Research and developement studies including analysis of CIRCWASTE actions • Impact assessments of circular economy strategies and roadmaps • Communication and dissemination and sharing best practices 27
  28. 28. Forerunner municipalities lead the way towards circular economy 28
  29. 29. CIRCWASTE offers municipalities the possibility to become a forerunner in material efficiency, recycling and circular economy Forerunner municipalities • Municipalities can apply to become forerunners • The Circular Economy Network run by the Finnish Environment Institute and Motiva Ltd offer selected municipalities services, counselling and support 29
  30. 30. Contact us! 30
  31. 31. Project manager Tuuli Myllymaa firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi Tel. +358 295 251 437 www.materiaalitkiertoon.fi www.circwaste.fi Contact information 31

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