Promoting the transition to a circular economy

The circular economy theme aims to promote value-added projects that develop solutions for the recycling of materials and making the consumption of natural resources more sensible. Priorities include experiments that promote the sharing economy and reuse, the utilisation of production capacity and side streams, and the circular economy’s cooperation models.


Johanna Jalonen
finance specialist
ELY Centre for Häme
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Service for the promotion of industrial symbioses - FISS is a collaboration-based model that aims to generate new business by helping companies and other actors to make better use of resources and close down material cycles.

Implementation and organisation of the national operating model promoting industrial symbioses (FISS) - FISS (

Strategic programme to promote a circular economy

In spring 2021, the Government issued a resolution on the Strategic programme to promote a circular economy. The vision of the ongoing programme is a carbon-neutral circular economy society by 2035. The main objectives of the programme include:

  1. The consumption of non-renewable natural resources will decrease and the sustainable use of renewable natural resources can increase so that the total consumption of domestic primary raw materials does not exceed the 2015 level in 2035. The natural resources used to manufacture exported products are not covered by the objective.
  2. The profitability of resources will double by 2035 from what it was in 2015.
  3. The circular economy rate of materials will double by 2035.

Measures such as the preparation and scenario work for the Circular economy green deal, the establishment of the circular economy competence network Circular economy Finland and the launch of the Circular design development programme have been launched to achieve the objectives.

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Circular economy Finland provides information on the circular economy and its related services and networks to companies, municipalities, educational institutions, research institutes and organisations involved in the circular economy.

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