Tampere, Finland

Model of the Best Regional Circular Economy Concept for Cities, Companies and Citizens



This initiative is a non-profit company, owned by 17 municipalities, providing waste management services for the inhabitants of the 17 municipalities.

The concept is that of an open platform for private enterprises to develop advanced and innovative solutions in waste management based on the principle of a circular economy.

The benefits of this concept are the cost-efficiency in waste management and circular economy solutions, providing continuous development and avoiding overlapping investments.

The municipalities of the Tampere Region have decided that one of the main goals in the waste management is to develop the management of the entire waste chain with focus on the recovery and costs paid by the customers.

This initiative was selected for its innovative approach, environment impact, social cost benefit and transferability.