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Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management Ltd donates €50,000 to circular economy research

Published on 15.5.2019
Tampere University
Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto lahjoitti 50 000 kiertotalouden tutkimukseen
Starting from the left: CEO Harri Kallio, chairman of the board Henri Backman and president Mari Walls.
Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management Ltd has decided to donate €50,000 to the Multidisciplinary Fund of Tampere University to support research in the fields of circular economy and resource efficiency.

- The Board of Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management Ltd has decided to join the founding donors of the new Tampere University to help build bridges between research, teaching and practice. The University has established a strong reputation for conducting multidisciplinary research on circular economy. We are looking to support research that explores circular economy and resource efficiency especially from technological and business perspectives,” says Harri Kallio, CEO of Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management Ltd.

- The University has a great deal to offer to the development of our region’s waste management services as we are working to better understand our customers, reduce the environmental impact of waste and take circular economy to the next level to benefit society,“ Kallio emphasises.

Industrial side streams are not only waste but also a source of resources and raw materials that can be utilised to create added value. Researchers at Tampere University are, for example, developing processes that improve energy- and eco-efficiency, regenerate materials, conserve natural resources and reduce emissions. One of their goals is to recover nutrients and metals from industrial and domestic waste streams.  Their research focuses on both molecular and large-scale processes.

- Circular economy has a key role in building sustainable societies as it helps mitigate climate change and protect biodiversity. We are committed to strengthening our multidisciplinary expertise and education in this field,” says President of Tampere University Mari Walls.

Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management Ltd delivers waste management services to 17 municipalities. The company is dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. The company’s main goal is to reduce overall environmental load.

With the donation, Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management Ltd joins the founding donors of Tampere University. The founding donors are companies and foundations that donated a minimum of €50,000 to support the establishment of Tampere Universities. 

Director, Stakeholder Engagement Päivi Myllykangas, Tampere University, tel. +358 40 743 6417

CEO Harri Kallio, Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management Ltd, tel. +358 40 842 2600