VTT makes waste water work

February 1, 2017

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wants to save the nutrients and carbon in waste water, which can be worth millions.

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Finland demolishes rivals with ocean liner recycling project

January 24, 2017

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

January 13, 2017

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.

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Ahlstrom teams up with European coffee houses

December 22, 2016

The collaboration strengthens the company’s leadership in sustainable single-serve coffee materials market in Europe.

ZenRobotics to sort out Chinese construction waste

December 22, 2016

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

November 8, 2016

This Finnish company wants to tackle the growing piles of disposable dishes that are increasingly littering the horizon.

Huhtamäki brings future to paper cups

October 14, 2016

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

January 21, 2016

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

August 26, 2015

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.

3 Step IT finds inspiration in circular economy

April 28, 2015

The Finnish company 3 Step IT has rapidly expanded internationally and now they see new opportunities in innovative business models.

Finnish innovation creates trash-free deliveries

November 14, 2014

Unboxing and disposing of piles of packaging material is deemed a necessary evil of online shopping. But not anymore, a Finnish startup thinks it has the solution.