Closing the Loop for High-added-value Materials

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Description

CloseLoop is an ambitious Circular Economy initiative that focuses on closing the loop of the high-added-value materials in the secondary circle of materials flow, in order to decrease the demand of primary raw materials and to support generation of carbon neutral societies. We focus on high-added-value materials that are often very complex hybrid materials and are essential in all the fields of modern society: ICT, energy, mobility, construction, health and welfare. We have leading expertise in technical innovations for closing the loop, discovering economic business models, and understanding societal behavior. By means of a very strong interaction plan involving all key Finnish stakeholders, we will increase understanding of the economical and societal sustainability and closing-the-loop of the high-added-value materials; facilitate efforts to overcome the potential political, economic, environmental and technological barriers; and help to exploit our new technical solutions.
Short titleSTN / CloseLoop / Laasonen
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/04/201631/08/2019

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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