23 Oct 2018   |   Network Updates   |   Update from Business Finland
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Finnish companies showcase circular economy technologies in Japan


The World Circular Economy Forum 2018, the most important event in circular economy globally, is arranged this week (22-24 October 2018) in Yokohama, Japan.

WCEF2018 is being hosted by Sitra and Japan's Ministry of the Environment and co-organised with selected international partners. Business Finland is taking a Finnish delegation of companies and research organisations to the event and is hosting a stand at the expo area showcasing Finnish cutting-edge circular economy solutions.

Business Finland wants to generate internationally competitive circular economy solutions and share best practices with other countries. These solutions can be found in several different business areas; such as transport services and shared use, the sharing economy, new bio products, technical cycles and recycling, and the creation of added value from waste. The companies and organisations joining the delegation are e.g. Merus Power Dynamics, Arctic Biomaterials, Sipti, Betolar, River Recycle, Ladec, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, City of Lahti, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Clic Innovation.

Follow the discussion online

The WCEF2018 examines how businesses can seize new opportunities, gain a competitive advantage through circular economy solutions and how the circular economy contributes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. WCEF2018 will focus on building the future visions for the circular economy. Topics that will be discussed include economic benefits and social equity of the circular economy, energy and climate solutions for a circular economy, global value chains and circular trade, as well as shared mobility and circular solutions for reducing marine plastic waste.


The World Circular Economy Forum 2018 consists of 17 plenary and parallel sessions showcasing the world's best circular economy solutions for business, cities and finance. Follow the program and discussion on-line here>> 

The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) is the global initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. The WCEF brings together more than 1,000 business leaders, policymakers and experts to present the world's best circular economy solutions.

This release was first published 21 October 2018 by Business Finland. 

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