Five for Friday: World Circular Economy Forum
The third annual World Circular Economy Forum took place in Helsinki this week. Check out these five companies that are closing the loop on sustainable solutions.
VTT awarded for bio-based packaging solution
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been awarded 200 000 US dollars by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for its packaging solution made of cellulose.
VTT makes waste water work
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wants to save the nutrients and carbon in waste water, which can be worth millions.
Finland demolishes rivals with ocean liner recycling project
When a ship comes to the end of its life-cycle, most of its materials are still recyclable and worth millions of euros. A new Finnish consortium believes this could become a major business for the country’s maritime and recycling industry.
New Aalto method wastes no water for fertiliser
Finnish researchers have developed a new method in which to separate nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater and use them for fertiliser production, while keeping their harmful nutrients from ending up in the Baltic Sea.
Ahlstrom teams up with European coffee houses
The collaboration strengthens the company’s leadership in sustainable single-serve coffee materials market in Europe.
ZenRobotics to sort out Chinese construction waste
Finnish ZenRobotics and Chinese Jiangsu LVHE Environmental Technology have signed an exclusive partnership for the distribution of the waste sorting system.
Kotkamills shows that best things come in recyclable packages
This Finnish company wants to tackle the growing piles of disposable dishes that are increasingly littering the horizon.
Huhtamäki brings future to paper cups
The Finnish specialist in packaging for food and drink created a paper cup that is made entirely from plant-based materials from sustainably managed forests.
Finnish Circular Economy initiative noted in Davos
The Finnish Relooping Fashion Initative coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Ethica received a Highly Commended status in The Circulars 2016 Awards. The award ceremony was held at the World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos.
ZenRobotics sells multiple waste sorting robots to Japan
The Finnish company Zen Robotics has struck a distribution deal for its artificial intelligence-driven waste sorting systems with Sun Earth, a leading technology supplier for the Japanese waste management industry. The deal includes the delivery of multiple units of the “Zen Robotics Recycler” to Japan at the end of 2015.