Circular economy and waste management in the arctic

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International seminar on circular economy and waste management related project results in the north

Time: Thursday 26th January 2023
Place: Lapland Hotel, Oulu, Finland


9.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 Opening of the event

10.15 Framing Circular Econony and CityLoops as an example

Raimo Lilja, D.Sc. (Tech.)m Circular Economy expert, Mikkeli Development Company Miksei Ltd, Finland

11.00 What have we recycled, upcycled and downcycled?

Results of circular economy and waste management related projects of the Arctic cooperation programmes

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Meet your favorites!

Get up-close to different kind of projects from re-using concrete to trash art and waste management in rural villages:

WasteLess Karelias: addressing the problem of littering and insufficient waste management facilities in rural villages
SUSWAM: sustainable waste management in Karelia and Kainuu
GRUDE: collecting, refining and sharing knowledge about green economy and resource efficiency
De-Concrete: re-using concrete
SYMBIOMA: business possibilities for industries and especially SMEs from circular economy

14.30 Coffee

15.00 Future of the circular economy in the arctic Panel discussion on future needs and opportunities

Panel moderator: Raimo Lilja, D.Sc. (Tech.)m Circular Economy expert, Mikkeli Development Company Miksei Ltd, Finland
Panelists :

Outi Laatikainen, Senior R & D Expert, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences
Katri Luoma-aho, Project Manager, BusinessOulu
Kalle Pakalén, Project Desk Office, Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme
Kairi Pääsuke, Programme Officer, Interreg Aurora

16.00 Closing words


Kindly sign to the event at https://forms.office.com/e/asBH70MRht by 19th January 2023.

On the previous day, 25th January, a seminar on Forests in the Arctic is organised. More information here.

As a side event Arctic Awards ceremony takes place on 25th January in the evening. More information here.

The Karelia and Kolarctic cross-border cooperation programmes are organising an event bringing together the projects and people interested in circular economy and waste management. The idea is to show what the projects have accomplished as well as to talk about the future needs and opportunities.

Jaa kirjoitus haluamallasi tavalla!

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