Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley launches with a successful kick-off event

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley kick-off event took place on February 9th in the Mall of Tripla, Helsinki. The event attracted 150 attendees in person, and another 150 online.


The event marked the official launch of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Circulary Valley, which aims to position Helsinki-Uusimaa region and Finland as global leaders in sustainable and circular practices. The goal is true collaboration for a resource-wise and responsible circular economy through concrete action, pilots and projects.

The event showcased several presentations on the topic of circular economy, with one of the highlights being a presentation by Freek van Eijk, Director of the Holland Circular Hot Spot, on “A glance at the world – What can be achieved with the circular economy?”. Other presentations during the event focused on the rise and potential of circular economy in Finland.

The vision is to create a sustainable circular economy in the Helsinki-Uusimaa region that provides a thriving business environment and a livable community for its residents.

The project has identified four key themes to focus on: food, construction, plastics & textiles, and electrical & electronic Waste. Project Manager, Simo Karetie, emphasized the importance of collaboration with all stakeholders in refining and focusing these themes for maximum impact.

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley is a collaborative project initiated by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council and CLIC Innovation. The project runs from late 2022 to the end of 2024. The development of the Valley started in 2021 with a preliminary survey conducted by Green Net Finland, CLIC Innovation, VTT, and HSY, which defined its vision, mission, value proposition, and themes. The survey was funded by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.

Read more:
Official webpage of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley (in Finnish)
Live recording of the event on YouTube (in Finnish)
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