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